Wilton students present at National Museum of American History

Wilton High School seniors Claire Graham, Hana Previte, Isabel Saltzman, and Lauren White were among the 68 Connecticut students who represented the state and the Connecticut History Day (CHD) program during the 2016 National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md., June 12-16.

The state’s delegation competed against 2,900 students from across the country. Several students won awards at the National History Day Contest, resulting in the most successful year in the Connecticut program’s history.

The Wiltonians’ Rosie the Riveter exhibit was one of 57 projects featured at the National Museum of American History’s National History Night on June 15.

During their stay at the five-day contest, the Connecticut delegation spent time exploring Washington, D.C., where they toured the U.S. Capitol, observed a filibuster from the Senate Gallery, and had the opportunity to visit and tour the National World War II Monument.

After their project won first place in the museum exhibit category of the Fairfield Regional Connecticut History Day Contest in March, Claire, Hana, Isabel and Lauren went on to compete at the Connecticut State History Day Contest, where they placed second in the group exhibit category.

CHD is a statewide history program led by Connecticut’s Old State House, funded by Connecticut Humanities, and supported by the Connecticut League of History Organizations, Central Connecticut State University and scores of historical societies and civic groups who provide special prizes at the state level.

To learn more about Connecticut History Day visit historydayct.org.