ORONO — More than 300 students and teachers from 36 middle and high schools in nine counties participated in the Maine National History Day competition at the University of Maine on March 28.

The event was made possible by a partnership between UMaine and the Margaret Chase Smith Library, with support from the Maine Humanities Council and the Maine Historical Society.

Student exhibits, websites, documentaries and performances were judged and awards were presented in an afternoon ceremony. The top state winners are eligible to compete in the national contest in Washington, D.C. in June.

A public recognition ceremony for the state NHD award winners will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in Augusta’s Cultural Building atrium in partnership with the Maine State Archives, Museum and Library.

A Maine student’s museum exhibit that won first place in the nation in 2014 also will be on display. The NHD recognition ceremony will be followed by the third annual Maine Humanities Summit from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Senator Inn and Spa in Augusta. More information about the summit is online.

Androscoggin County

* Bruce M. Whittier Middle School: Hwida Nawass of Norway, first place individual website in junior division for “Jane Goodall.”

* Colin Marquis-Boutin of Poland, first place individual documentary in junior division for “Deng Xiaopeng.”

* Lily Powell of Poland, third place individual documentary in junior division for “H.G. Wells.”

* Brady Downing and Josh Power, both of Poland, second place group exhibit in junior division for “Henry Ford.”

* Mia Turkington of Poland, third place individual performance in junior division for “Jesus Christ.”

* Haley Davis and Twilight Smart-Benson, both of Poland, second place group performance in junior division for “Joshua Chamberlain.”

Oxford County

*Buckfield Junior-High School:

* Brian Casey of Buckfield and Jared Eastman of Sumner, first place group documentary in senior division for “Fredrick Tolman’s Influence on the Vietnam War.”

* Azalea Cormier of Hartford and Jake Hackett of Buckfield, second place group website in senior division for “Heinrich Himmler: The Architect of the Final Solution.”

* Caitlin Buswell of Buckfield, third place individual performance in senior division for “Juliette Gordon Lowe — A Leader Of Girls.”

* Cheyanne Goroshin of Sumner and Hunter White of Buckfield, third place group documentary in junior division for “Neal Dow.”

* William Ellis of Peru, third place paper in junior division for “Winston Churchill.”

Hartford Sumner Elementary School:

* Maxwell White of Buckfield, third place group documentary in junior documentary for “Neal Dow.”

* Shyloe Morgan of Buckfield, third place individual website in junior division for “Walt Disney.”

T.W. Kelly Dirigo Middle School:

* Brandon Litalien of Peru and Tucker Olsen of Hartford, second place group website in junior division for “General Leslie Groves: Leading the USA to Atomic Victory.”


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