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On March 19, Stephen Cohen and Diane Kaplan served, with area teachers, media specialists, and graduate students, as judges in this year's s New Haven District History Day competition held at Wilbur Cross High School. Middle and high school students created projects (exhibits, documentaries, performances, and papers) to explore a topic in history and relate it to this year's theme, Communication in History: The Key to Understanding." The top three entrants in each category are invited to take their projects to the state competition at the Connecticut Historical Society Museum in Hartford on April 30. Winners at the state level travel to University of Maryland-College Park in June to compete against winners from across the country.
Manuscripts and Archives awards prizes to a junior and senior project for an outstanding use of primary resources. This year's winners were Ana Cerda, Shameka Ellis, and Leonardo Chiquillo for their junior group exhibit project, "Our ABC's: Noah Webster and the Development of Our American Language." In the senior division, Kathyrn and Carolyn Wlodarczyk won for their documentary "Eleanor Roosevelt: Communicating with the American People."