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Historic News from the National Contest!

NHD Philly is thrilled to announce that two of our students' projects won at the NHD National Contest - a first place prize in the Junior Division and a second place prize in the Senior Division. Please join us in congratulating the students, their teachers and schools! We are #NHDPhilly proud! And special thanks to all of our sponsors, partners, supporters and volunteers who make this program happen every year.


1st Place Junior Paper

Title: Dealing with the Devil: The Triumph and Tragedy of IBM's Business with the Third Reich

Student: Harry Murphy

Teacher: Marian Gibfried

School: St. Peter's School

Read the winning paper!

2nd Place Senior Individual Exhibit

Title: Black Studies Now! Philadelphia's 1967 Student Walkouts

Student: Taryn Flaherty

Teacher: Elizabeth Taylor

School: Masterman High School

Results from the NHD Philly 2019 Contest

Results from the NHD in PA 2019 Contest

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This Year's Theme

National History Day 2019-20

While judging of exhibit, documentary and performance projects continues to be postponed, NHD Philly judges have been able to review paper and website projects, which are always submitted in advance of the contest. Here are this year's qualifying projects in the website and paper category. Congratulations to all, and good luck at the virtual State Contest in May!

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What Is National History Day?

High school and middle school students research a topic in history and present a paper, documentary, exhibit, performance or website.

This year's theme
Research Libraries
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