Brunswick Upper School students participated in Connecticut History Day in March, with many being honored for their submissions in the Fairfield regional contest.
Connecticut History Day is one of 58 affiliate programs of National History Day (NHD), engaging over 4,000 middle- and high-school students in historical research, interpretation, and creative expression through project-based learning. The program seeks to bring students, teachers, museums, and scholars together to support young people as they engage in history.
The 2022 theme was Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.
Jackson Fels ’23 earned first place in the Senior Paper Division for To Pekin for Peace: How Daring Diplomacy Transformed Sino-American Relations; Sayah Trahanas ’25 earned second place in the Senior Individual Documentary Category for The Fall of the Berlin Wall; and James Lynch ’25, Michael Contino ’25, and Sam Barsanti ’25 earned first place in the Senior Group Performance Category for 1980 Olympic Boycott.
Honorees will participate in the state competition later this spring with the opportunity to advance to the nationals in Washington, D.C., in June.