MORRISTOWN, NJ- Students from The Peck School will be joining other middle­ and high-school students from across the country to compete at the National History Day Contest, June 12-16, 2016 at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

At the week-long event, students will present the research papers, exhibits, documentaries, web sites and performances that earned them top honors at the New Jersey History Day state competition held at William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ on May 7, 2016.

Each year nearly 3,000 students with their parents and teachers gather for the event. These groups come from all over the United States, Guam, American Samoa, and international schools in China, Korea, South Asia, and Central America.  After spending months on project research and preparation, and competing at local and affiliate contests, these students are eager to show their hard work at the national level.

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The Peck School students who will be representing New Jersey at the national level are:

  • Abby Sim – Individual Website Category – The Evolution and Impact of Chinese Migration
  • Ryan Cheung and Owen Patrick – Group Website – Exchanging Science and Technology; Encountering the Unknown; Exploring the Space Race

New Jersey History Day is a year-long educational program designed for students in grades 6-12. Throughout the school year, students conduct research of primary and secondary resources in order to prepare presentations based on an annual theme. The theme for 2016 is “Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.” The program culminates in a series of contests held at the regional, state, and national levels.

New Jersey History Day is part of the National History Day network. For more information on New Jersey History Day, please contact the state coordinator at njhistoryday@wpunj.edu or visit the New Jersey History Day website at http://nj.njhd.org/