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 “ Turning Points in History“.  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

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 2, 2024.

The winners of the regional competition will compete on the state level on April 13, 2024 at the WWII Museum in New Orleans.  Those winners will represent Louisiana for the final, National Competition the week of June  9 -13 2024 at University of Maryland @ College Park.

CONGRATULATIONS!  Kimberly Dao and Nhi Dao – National History Day winners of the Arts in History Award (National Winners) for their documentary “From Trains to the Streets: Evolution of the New York City Graffiti Frontier.”  Both students attend Caddo Magnet High School and their teacher is Karen Soileau.

The Shreveport Regional winners from March 25th, 2023 are:

PAPERS (SENIOR-INDIVIDUAL):  – 1st place –   Victoria Todman.    2nd place –  Bhavya Sarda.   3rd place – Rayanne Thaljeh.  4th place – Patricia Paterno.

GROUP DOCUMENTARY – 1st place – Alyx Murov & Sarah Wolcott.  2nd place –  Nhi Dao & Kimberly Dao.  3rd place – Emma Burson, Hailey Harris, Evelyn Spero & Anna Bautista.

GROUP EXHIBIT – 1st place – Kelvin O’Young & Benjamin Foreman. 2nd place – Melody Zamani & Pariya Salehi. 3rd place – Ruby Knoebel & Anika Alla.  4th place – Amauria Monroe & Miranda Johnson.

GROUP WEBSITE – 1st place – AJ Moore & Amanda Owings.  2nd place – Ndeye Gueye & Reagan Johnson.

INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTARY – 1st place – Julian Kruithof.  2nd place – Kaitlyn Niestoeckel.  3rd place – Jacob Humphreys.

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBIT – 1st place – Bryanna Lacey; 1st place – Derrick Frierson. 2nd place – Brianna Richardson;  2nd place – Jonathan Emery.  3rd place – Avery Bagwell. 4th place – Guangjun Wang.

INDIVIDUAL WEBSITE – 1st place – Karlo Penales.  2nd place – Jaida Clark.  3rd place – Anjali Veerareddy.  4th place –Jordan Reid.

Congratulations to all participating students and their teachers Joseph Sherwin and Karen Soileau.  They will advance to the State Competition in New Orleans.

Please contact Cindy Grogan with any questions at 318-632-2020 or