Across the country, high school students participate in National History Day by submitting their independent research in this national competition. The theme this year  is “Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences”.  Students select their own topic, find the significance of their event in history and create a project in their chosen area: performance, documentary, research paper, exhibit or web site.   Read more about National History Day here or www.louisianahistoryday.org

There are three levels of competition: the regional, state and national. Every year, the Shreveport Regional portion of National History Day is held at the Louisiana State Exhibit Museum.  This year’s Regional Competition will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022.

The winners of the regional competition will compete on the state level  April  9, 2022.  Those winners will represent Louisiana for the final, National Competition the week of June 12-16, 2022.

The Shreveport Regional winners from March 5th, 2022 are:

PAPERS (SENIOR-INDIVIDUAL):  – 1st place –   Victory at Home, Victory Abroad: How the Double V Campaign and A. Phillip Randolph Shaped the Debate Over Service and Diplomacy with the Government in the African American Community During World War II by Andrew Minagar.  Teacher – Karen Soileau @ Caddo Magnet High School.

GROUP DOCUMENTARY – 1st place – Finding a Home – by David Armand, Daniel Hodges and Oliver Scott.  Teacher – Karen Soileau @ Caddo Magnet High School.

Congratulations to all participating students and their teachers!  They will advance to the State Competition in New Orleans.

Please contact Cindy Grogan with any questions at 318-632-2020 or cgrogan@sos.la.gov