BHS Takes Honorable Mention In State History Day Final

The Braintree High School History Day team competed in this year’s Massachusetts History Day State Final competition that was held at Stoneham High School in Stoneham, Massachusetts, Saturday, April 11. BHS received Honorable Mention for the Senior Division Group Exhibit titled, “Clouded by Delusion: The Flawed Leadership and Legacy of the Salem Witch Trials.”
History Team

First and second place winners in each category and division are eligible to register/participate in the National Final, which is held on June 14-18, 2015, in Washington, D.C. Honorable Mentions are eligible to register/participate should either the first or second place team is unable to participate. Therefore, should either the first or second place winner decides not to participate in the National Final, Braintree may be eligible to register/participate.

The theme of this year’s National History Day was “Leadership and Legacy.” Next year’s theme will be “Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange.” National History Day has two divisions: junior (grades 6-8) and senior (grades 9-12). Students may enter as an individual or as a team (of up to five students).

There are several categories in each division. Students may choose to do a historical paper, 3-D exhibit display, performance (skit), film documentary, or website.

Middle and high school students interested in representing Braintree at next year’s National History Day can express interest by emailing Dr. Gorman Lee, Director of Social Studies, at glee@braintreema.gov. BHS students enrolled in History Capstone Project course elective may consider submitting their history research-based projects for the National History Day competition next year.

Congratulations to the BHS History Day Team: Lily Tang, Amanda Ramos, Matthew Pugsley, Caitlin Leach, and Yannis Lam.

Information provided by Dr. Gorman Lee, Director of Social Studies