National History Day
2017 FHD Winners

Sixty-one students and 15 teachers represented Florida during the National History Day (NHD) competition, June 11-15, at the University of Maryland, College Park. The national contest drew more than 3,000 students from the fifty states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and international schools in Southeast Asia. About 600,000 students annually participate in NHD.

NHD category winners

1st Place: Junior Individual Exhibit
Maya Moise
Service Not Servitude
American Heritage School (Broward County);
Teacher: Leslie Porges

1st Place, Senior Group Exhibit
Creed King and Kate Powell
"Law, Not War": Benjamin Ferencz's Lifelong Stand on Peace Through Justice
Leon High School (Leon County);
Teachers: Kate David and Jeanine Meis

1st Place, Junior Individual Performance
Max Mateer
Two Goats on a Bridge and a Torpedo Underneath
Gulf Breeze Middle School (Santa Rosa County);
Teacher: Grace Freeman

Outstanding Affiliate Award

Junior Division
Grace Mims—Junior Individual Exhibit
Rachel Carson: Standing for the Environment
Gulf Breeze Middle School (Santa Rosa County);
Teacher: Grace Freeman

Senior Division
Kiera Thompson—Senior Individual Performance
Touissant L'Ouverture and the Haitian Revolution
Leon High School (Leon County);
Teacher: Jeanine Meis

NHD Finalists

Finalists are students whose entry is among the top ten projects in their division and category.

4th Place: Junior Individual Exhibit
Grace Mims
Rachel Carson: Standing for the Environment
Gulf Breeze Middle School (Santa Rosa County);
Teacher: Grace Freeman

7th Place: Junior Group Website
Justin Barber, Kathryn Froehlich, Alondra Curet, and Kaitlyn Haslam
Ignaz Semmelweis-Taking a Stand to Save Lives
Osceola County School for the Arts (Osceola);
Teacher: Alissa Jean

National Museum of American History

The senior group exhibit by Creed King and Kate Powell, "Law, Not War": Benjamin Ferencz's Lifelong Stand on Peace Through Justice, represented Florida at the National Museum of American History on June 14. Each NHD affiliate selected an exhibit for display during daytime public hours.