Saturday, March 10, 2012


These are the students moving on to the state competition from Region 5!

What a great -- but exhausting! -- day!

History Day is done for another year. And it was great! The kids always do such a great job. Very impressive.

I judged Junior Individual Exhibits this year. I prefer doing exhibits because you can take your time looking at them, and you can go back to view them again if you need to. You have one shot at a documentary or performance. And I don't have the extra time needed to judge websites and papers ahead of time. (I also can't judge performances because I get as nervous for the kids as they are!!!)

I spend a lot of time writing comments for each student, whether they are moving onto the state competition or not. Each student deserves the same amount of time and attention. It takes a lot of effort to do that, but I believe we owe it to the kids to respond to their hard work in a positive, constructive way.

Congratulations to everyone who is moving on, and to all the students who particpated. They all worked really hard on their projects, regardless of the outcome.

Thank you to our volunteer judges for giving up a Saturday in the name of history! Thank you to the teachers and parents for supporting the kids. And thank you to our SPONSORS: Medicine Center Pharmacy and PNC Bank. It takes everyone on the team to make this event such a success!!!

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