Edgewood Middle School announced several students participated and placed at the National History Day (NHD) State Contest held in person on Saturday, April 30 at Marian University. For NHD, students develop a thesis about a historical topic, use primary and secondary sources to support their thesis, and develop research skills through a project-based learning opportunity. Individuals and groups take ownership of their learning by researching topics important to them. Students have a choice to work independently or collaboratively on a project and then compete at regional, state, and national contests. The 2021-2022 theme is Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.
In the junior group exhibit category, Titiksha Gorhe and Eden Metz placed second and advanced to nationals. Their project was titled, "The Little New Deal: A Diplomatic Event in Indiana."
In the junior individual performance category, Kevin Gough placed second and advanced to nationals with his project titled, "The Unfair Treaty of Versailles."
In the junior paper category, Claire Temple placed third with her project titled, "Treaty of Versailles; Helpful or Harmful."
Sara Rosales-Cordon won the Latinx History Prize with her project titled, "¡Extra Extra, La Huelga Empieza! (Extra Extra, the Strike Starts!)." The Latinx History Prize is awarded to a student or group with an outstanding project on Latinx History in Indiana. This award is sponsored by Nicole Martinez-LeGrand.
Congratulations to all participating Edgewood students, Social Study Teachers Dylan Ringler and Andrew Halferty, Media Specialist Susan Eberhardt. Thanks also go out to families, the community, and Edgewood Middle School Principal JoElla Hauselman with Assistant Principal Jason Culver for their support.