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 “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding”.  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 due to Covid 19, all projects and judging will be online

For 2021’s National History Day,  the  uploaded projects are judged the week of March 22nd – March 26th.  Winners will be revealed on Saturday, March 27, 2021.   The winners of the regional competition will compete on the state level  April 24, 2021. Those winners will represent Louisiana for the final, National Competition the week of June 13th  – June 17th, 2021 (all virtually)

The Shreveport Regional winners from March 27th, 2021 are:

PAPERS (SENIOR-INDIVIDUAL):  – 1st place –   Communicating the Chaos: How Social Media Activist and Citizen Journalists Broke Barriers during the Persian Green Movement and Arab Spring by Andrew Minagar.  Teacher – Dionne Procell-Brown @ Caddo Magnet High School.

2nd place  –   Communication Failure by Zoha Ibrahim.  Teacher – Karen Soleau @ Caddo Magnet High School.

3rd place  – Redeeming Social Importance: Beat Generation Discourse and the Evolution of American Literary Censorship by Abigail Nickelson.  Teacher – Karen Soileau @ Caddo Magnet High School

EXHIBIT (SENIOR-GROUP):    1st place –   Cryptanalysis of the Enigma: Winning the War, One Cypher at a Time by Alex M., Raj Letchuman, David Zhu & William Li.  Teacher – Dionne Procell-Brown @ Caddo Magnet High School

WEBSITE (SENIOR INDIVIDUAL) – 1st Place –  If Balangiga Could Speak: Understanding Communication Through History Through the Significance of the Bells of Balangiga by Karlo Penales.  Teacher – Scott Mallien @ Loyola College Prep.

GROUP DOCUMENTARY (SENIOR) – 1st Place –Letters to Legacy: The Life of Srinivasa Ramanujan by Cal Alexander, Eshika Tandon & Nhi Dao.  Teacher Dionne Procell-Brown @ Caddo Magnet High School.

INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTARY (SENIOR) – 1st Place – Cuban Missile Crisis: How Communication Between President Kennedy and Premier Khrushchev Prevented Total Nuclear War by Ashini Modi.  Teacher Karen Soileau @ Caddo Magnet High School.

Update: 4-26-2021  All these projects, except for one paper, placed at the state level and will continue on to the National Competition which is held in June.

Congratulations to all participating students and their teachers!

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