Bangor High supports students who engage in independent research in history through participation in the National History Day contest. Students develop independent research projects in a variety of categories, which are scored by expert judges. Winners at the state level are invited to compete in the National History Day national competition held in June.
Despite the challenges of the pandemic, BHS had three state winners. We are pleased to share that Kathryn Busko won first place in the Senior Individual Documentary category for her project, “A Declaration of Conscience: The Key to Understanding What it Means to be an American.” In the Senior Group Website category Genevieve Sychterz and Anika Noack won first place with their project, “One Woman, One Fight: Rachel Carson’s Quest to Communicate an Environmental Emergency.” Sychterz and Noack also won the Maritime History Award, which includes a small cash award and a membership to the Maritime History Association.
These students are outstanding examples of motivated BHS students who went above and beyond to demonstrate their dedication to knowledge and scholarship.
Kathryn Busko’s video: https://youtu.be/lBroVru3Of4