Student to Compete in National History Day Contest

Eighth-grader D’Shanti will compete in the National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland next month

One of Alain Locke Charter School’s very own students has qualified to compete in the National History Day Contest next month at the University of Maryland.

Eighth-grader D’Shanti advanced to the national contest after her submission to the Illinois History Day competition in Springfield last week scored among the top two entries in the Research Paper category. The paper is entitled, “Highway Construction in the 1950s: The Helping and Hindering of Chicago’s Highway.”

All seven Alain Locke students who competed ranked as “Superior” and took home blue ribbons.

Alain Locke students display their Blue Ribbon awards from the May 2 Illinois History Day competition in Springfield

According to the National History Day website, the annual contest regularly draws entries from nearly 3,000 middle school and high school students from the United States and abroad.

The 2019 National History Day Contest, sponsored by the History channel, is scheduled to take place at the University of Maryland from June 9-13.

For more information visit: https://www.nhd.org/national-contest.

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