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Pine View Students Among Top Honorees in Florida History Day Competition

Source: Florida Department of State

Florida History Day Winners Set to Compete in National History Day Contest

TALLAHASSEE, June 4, 2019 — Florida History Day statewide winners are set to represent Florida at the National History Day (NHD) contest in College Park, Maryland on June 9–13. These students will compete against students from 55 NHD affiliate programs from all 50 states and around the world.

“I want to wish the best of luck to the bright and talented students who are representing Florida at the National History Day contest,” said Florida Secretary of State Laurel M. Lee. “I also want to congratulate every student who participated in Florida History Day, as well as thank the teachers and parents who supported them.”

More than 55,000 students from around Florida participated in Florida History Day this year and the top entries from each county competed at the state contest in Tallahassee.

At the Florida History Day state contest, more than 1,000 middle and high school students presented award-winning research in a variety of mediums including documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances, and websites. The top two placements of each category were invited to represent Florida at the NHD contest.

Listed below are the students who are representing Sarasota at NHD. A full listing of Florida History Day state contest winners is available on the Florida History Day website here.

  • Group Website
    • Lands of the Free - Rediscovering America's First Free Maroon Communities
    • Devin Gulliver and Quinn Gulliver, Pine View School
  • Group Documentary
    • Mendez v. Westminster Discrimination and School Desegregation
    • Ethan Schrock, Dominic Cuffaro and Andrew Moor, Sarasota Christian School

 

About Florida History Day
Florida History Day is part of National History Day (NHD). NHD was established in 1974 to promote history in the classroom by offering students the means and encouragement to research people, ideas, and events of the past. The 2018–19 theme is Triumph and Tragedy in History. After analyzing and interpreting the information they have gathered, students present their findings in a paper, exhibit, performance, documentary, or website. This year, 55,871 students and 986 teachers in 32 counties were involved. For more information visit: floridahistoryday.com.

 

PHOTO: Quinn and Devin Gulliver

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