Nonnewaug High School Freshman Katelyn Meyers competed at the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland in College Park June 9- 13.
Katelyn’s project received the Connecticut Outstanding Entry Award.
Katelyn was one of nearly 3,000 students who qualified for the National Competition from all fifty states, Washington D.C., Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and international schools in China, Korea, and South Asia. Katelyn’s entry was an individual exhibit titled “The Nuremberg Doctors Trials: Tragic Medical Crimes Against Humanity.”
To enter, she had to conduct extensive research, write an annotated bibliography, write a process paper, create the exhibit, and then be interviewed by a panel of judges.
Katelyn’s journey to the National Competition began in Rebecca Trzaski’s freshman history class where she and a group of other students began working on projects for the Connecticut History Day Contest. Katelyn was one of the top entries in the state and regional level and then was invited to the National Contest in Maryland.