6/26/2013 7:45:00 AM History students have great experiences at Nationals
Above, from left are Ms. Fleser 6th grade Language Arts Teacher, Danielle Warden, Rebecca Ballard, Addie Daniels.
From left, Eric Mannix, Scott Sloat CVHS Social Studies Department Chair, and Tazmon Sproul at opening ceremonies.
Geri Kinsley Special to Review
Chino Valley High School and Heritage Middle School started preparing for National History Day Nationals during the 2012/2013 school year.
Both groups of students had several rounds of eliminations to go through - first on the local school level in February, then at the state level in April at Grand Canyon University. Their final stop was the University of Maryland June 8 - 13. Upcoming seniors Eric Mannix and Tazmon Sproul, along with Addie Daniels, Rebecca Ballard, Jerilynn Walkins, and Danielle Warden, who will be a part of the next seventh grade class at Heritage Middle School, all traveled to the University of Maryland to compete in the national finals.
"For both performances the students felt they had done the best they had ever done, but the national judges were tough and gave some great advice for next year," CVHS Social Studies department chair Scott Sloat said.
While in Maryland the students and chaperons visited the West End Monuments near the Lincoln Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, and saw the Changing of the Guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns. The also visited the National Archives, the U.S. Capitol, Space and Aeronautical Museum, National Museum of American History and Natural History Museum, and the Holocaust Museum. The high schoolers sat in on a House of Representatives session.
"A special thanks to the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Chino Valley Lioness Club, and all members of families who helped with finances for our trip," said Sloat. "It was a special time and an educational experience for all of us."