National History Day State 2014

This year, Joel Myers and I participated in the National History Day competition again. This was our third year doing NHD, but our first year in the senior division. We again made a website and entered it in the district competition in March. Joel and I placed first for our division again! I stuck my iPhone in my pocket and turned it on record when we were announced. Here’s the video:

Joel’s brother Justin also competed with a documentary and won first place.

After that, we all three competed at the state competition. Joel and I again took first place! We will now advance to nationals to compete in Washington, DC this June.


Justin, however, didn’t advance. He has born this disappointment with extraordinary dignity. I know this was a big blow to him. God has already been opening up doors for him to share his documentary in other ways though. You can see it and read more about his project on his blog here.

Now, a little about Joel and I’s website. The theme this year is Rights and Responsibilities in history. We chose to do our website on the responsibility for American service members to escape if and when they are captured according to the United States Fighting Man’s Code of Conduct. Unfortunately, I can’t share the link to our site at this time because we still have to compete at the national competition, however, our thesis statement is

With the adoption of the United States Fighting Man’s Code of Conduct in 1955, an American service member taken as a prisoner of war (POW) had the responsibility to attempt escape. This reflected a significant change in the conduct of the American Prisoner of War. What was once an option was now every service member’s responsibility.

That’s all for now! Thanks for reading!

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One Response to National History Day State 2014

  1. Hannah says:

    Congratulations! Great job!
    I can’t wait to hear how nationals goes!

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