Max Nobel of Avon has been named recipient of the 2013 Special Connecticut National History Day Prize for his essay “The Six Day War.” Awarded by the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford to a Connecticut student in grades 6 through 12, award entries were required to incorporate a Jewish heritage theme and/or focus on a Jewish personality, in conjunction with the 2013 National History Day theme, “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events.”
The son of Cynthia and Jeffery Nobel, Max is an eighth grader at the Talcott Mountain Academy in Avon. Last year, he competed in Washington, D.C. for a national prize for his essay, “The Lunch Counter Sit-in.” He says it is his love for history that compelled him to enter the competition.
“I decided to enter the competition this year because of the great experience I had participating in the contest last year, and the wonderful time I had at the National History Day competition in Washington, D.C. as a representative of Connecticut,” Nobel says. “I love learning about historical events that have had a great impact on the way we live today. It was truly an honor to receive this generous award from the Fairfield County and Greater Hartford Jewish historical societies of Greater Hartford, and it was especially meaningful because the topic of my paper concerned the safety and security of Israel.”
To read Max Nobel’s award-winning essay visit the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County Archives, 990 Hope St. Rear, Stamford.