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Colorado History Day

NHDC Wall of Fame!

2014 Winners_____

Isabella Bowland from Southern Hills Middle School won the bronze for her Junior Individual Performance, "From Press, to Public, to Politicians: Exploring the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: It's Impact on the Rights of Human Subjects and the Responsibilities of All in a Democratic Society."​

Congratulations to our Outstanding State Entries:

Breanne Barrett and Maria Meza (Gunnison After School Program) for their Junior Group Performance, "Happy Literacy Day, a Fantastical Trip of the Things He Did Say: The Footprints of Dr. Seuss" and Jennifer Jun (Fairview High School) for her Senior Paper, "Disturbing Comfort: A Violation of Rights and the Japanese Government's Denial of Responsibility" 

____________________2013 Winners_____


Hamilton Middle School student
Alexander Weissman won
the gold in 2013 for his Junior Paper,
"Pivotal Politics- The Marshall Plan: A Turning
Point in Foreign Aid and the
Struggle for democracy."

Fairview High School student Jessica Piper
and her teacher
Scott Peoples were all smiles when she received the gold medal in Senior Papers for her entry, "The Great Railroad Strike of 1877: A Catalyst for the American Labor Movement."
Denver School of the Arts teacher Barbara Allen poses proudly with Molly Maier
after she received the bronze medal in Junior Individual Exhibits for her project, "The Pill:10mg that Rocked the Modern

Contact Info

National History Day in Colorado

Mailing Address:
National History Day in Colorado
Department of History
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 182, P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Physical location:
King Center 517
855 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80204
History Department Office
(View the Map)
Phone: (303) 556-6647
Fax: (303) 556-6037


Upcoming NHDC Events

November 10: Research Rendezvous at Boulder Public Library (3:30-7:30)

January 16: Research Rendezvous at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science (1-4)

January 23: Northern Front Range Research Rendezvous- UNC Michener Library (9-5)

January 23: Makers Workshop- History Colorado 

 Way to Go, Team Colorado!


The National History Day contest wrapped up on Thursday, June 18 in College Park, Maryland.  We can be very proud of our Colorado students, who made a terrific showing! Congratulations to our twelve entries that made final rounds and to our top placers:  

Senior Paper

Second place: Joyce Xu

Boulder, CO, Fairview High School.  Teacher(s): Leigh Campbell-Hale

Entry - Man, Myth, and Icon: The Life and Legacy of Che Guevara


Junior Group Doc
Third place: Jaylan Gonzalez, Danielle Vigil

Pueblo, CO, Connect Charter School.  Teacher(s): Lee Hawkins

Entry - 236 Words: The Leadership and Legacy of Dr. Seuss


Senior Group Performance
Third place: Maia Brockbank, Camryn Daidone, Brynn Gauthier, Audrey Roberts
Denver, CO, Denver School Of The Arts.  Teacher(s): Ed Glassman
Entry - The INF Treaty: Reagan and Gorbachev's Fight for a Legacy Free of Nuclear Proliferation

Click here​ for the complete list of winners. 



 ​Congratulations to our State Contest winners!  

Click here​ for the results. 

A special thanks to our 200+ judges and volunteers who made the day great! 

Click here for the list of final rounds qualifiers​ 

NHDC Elementary Poster Contest   
NHDC is excited to announce the 4th/5th grade poster contest for our elementary schools. Click here for more details. Be sure to check out the newest page on our website that has examples, standards documents, rubrics, and more. Click here​!

Introducing the 2016 Theme: Exploration, Encounter, ​Exchange in History 

Students can start working on their projects immediately following the conclusion of the National Contest in June. Click here for the theme narrative. 

  • ​​​  ​​​Looking for project examples? Check out the example page from the national office
  •   ​Looking for an expert to interview on your topic? Check out our new Speaker and Interviewee Bureau. Click here for more information. Do you know anyone who might be interested in joining our Bureau? If so, contact Celeste Archer
  • Attention Teachers: Please contact us and we will help you to integrate History Day into your classroom.

     A HUGE Thank You to the Daniels Fund! 
    National History Day in Colorado is a proud award recipient for 2014-2015. We are excited to expand the program, enhance internships, and help our History Day schools, teachers, and students even more!

     A Very Special Thanks To: 
  Midge Korczak 
   Walter S. Rosenberry, III Charitable Trust 


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NHD Receives
Medal From
President Obama

Feb. 13, 2012 -- National History Day (NHD), a year-long academic program focused on historical research for 6th to 12th grade students, was awarded the prestigious 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony.
Read the NHD Press Release
See the news story here!