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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2012
Contact: Megan Sanborn
(207) 441-0501

Secretary of State, Charles E. Summers, Jr. Announces Maine’s National History Day A Success Again

AUGUSTA, MAINE—Secretary of State Charlie Summers applauds all 286 students for their efforts in preparing presentations for the annual History Day competition, held at the University of Maine at Augusta on Wednesday.

“I’m pleased to see that so many students from across the state chose to participate in this year’s event,” said Summers.  “In understanding our past, we inform our present, and shape our future.”

History Day is a national competition where students in grades 6 through 12 compete individually and in small groups by developing websites, performances, exhibits, documentaries and papers on various topics in history.  This year’s theme was “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History.”  Competitors were judged by experts in history from Maine.  Winners qualify to participate in the National History Day competition held at the University of Maryland outside of Washington, D.C. June 10-14.

The Department of the Secretary of State’s Office hosts the statewide competition which is made possible with the support of the Maine Humanities Council, Maine Historical Society, the Margaret Chase Smith Library, the University of Maine at Augusta, and dozens of historical societies from across the State. 

State Archivist, David Cheever, addressed the assembly of students, teachers, and parents. “Before revolution, reaction and reform, there has to be a restive society.” He reminded students, in order for this to happen there has to be someone who wants revolution, reaction and reform. There were 23 Maine schools that participated, Bonny Eagle High School, Bonny Eagle Middle School, Bruce M. Whittier Middle School, Brunswick Jr High School, Buckfield Jr/Sr High School, Center Drive School, Conners Emerson School, Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School, Dirigo High School, Eric L. Knowlton School, Gorham High School, Gorham Middle School, Hartford Sumner Elementary School, Loranger Middle School, Massabesic High School,
Massabesic Middle School, Midcoast Maine Homeschool Center, Noble Middle School,
Sanford High School, Scarborough Middle School, Skowhegan Area Middle School,
Thornton Academy, and William S. Cohen School.

For the list of winners and more information on Maine National History Day please visit: http://www.maine.gov/sos/arc/historyday/winners2.html.

 

Bonny Eagle High School
 
Standish 
Bonny Eagle Middle School
 
Buxton
Bruce M. Whittier Middle School
 
Poland
Brunswick Jr High School
 
Brunswick
Buckfield Jr/Sr High School
 
Buckfield
Center Drive School
 
Orrington
Conners Emerson School
 
Bar Harbor
Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School
 
Deer Isle
Dirigo High School
 
Dixfield
Eric L. Knowlton School
 
Berwick
Gorham High School
 
Gorham
Gorham Middle School
 
Gorham
Hartford Sumner Elementary School
 
Sumner
Loranger Middle School
 
Old Orchard Beach
Massabesic High School
 
Waterboro
Massabesic Middle School
 
Waterboro
Midcoast Maine Homeschool Center
 
Bath
Noble Middle School
 
Berwick
Sanford High School
 
Sanford
Scarborough Middle School
 
Scarborough
Skowhegan Area Middle School
 
Skowhegan
Thornton Academy
 
Saco
William S. Cohen School
 
Bangor