Students at Morristown's Peck School Proceed in National History Contest


MORRISTOWN, NJ.  This year, The Peck School's sixth, seventh, and eighth graders have again joined almost 1,000,000 other American middle and high school students to participate in Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest. In line with the theme of "Taking a Stand in History," Peck students have explored topics of their own choosing, researching primary and secondary sources and, in some cases, creating their own sources with surveys and interviews. The students have been working - some in groups, some independently - on these projects since the fall with the guidance of their history teachers.

Nineteen Peck students were selected by the school’s history department to enter their projects into the regional National History Day competition, the next phase of the national contest. The projects selected to proceed in the competition include a research paper, two exhibits, an individual performance, two websites, four group exhibits, two group documentaries, a group performance, and six group websites.

Last year, three Peck students were selected to represent the State of New Jersey at the National Contest. The finals are held every year in June at the University of Maryland, College Park when nearly 3,000 students and their parents and teachers come together for the weeklong event.

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The Peck School is a co-ed, independent, K-8 day school in Morristown NJ with a century-old reputation for academic excellence and emphasis on character formation.  With a 6:1 student-to-teacher ratio, The Peck School strives to build in each student the capacity for disciplined learning and consideration of others, while preparing students to succeed in secondary school and to lead healthy, productive, and principled lives.


Find bright beginnings in our Lower School (Grades K-4) and a tradition of leadership in our Upper School (Grades 5-8).  Learn more at, or call our Admissions office at 973-539-8660 x 108. 

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