The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County (JHSFC) is once again awarding prizes to Connecticut students in grades 6-12 who take part in the annual National History Day (NHD) essay contest. JHSFC will consider entries incorporating an aspect of Jewish history, Jewish heritage, or a Jewish individual into the 2018 NHD theme, “Conflict and Compromise.” In addition to monetary awards, JHSFC will recognize the winners, their teachers and their schools at a special program.
The Connecticut State Contest will hold the Fairfield County regional contest on March 17 at Sacred Heart University, its State Contest on April 28 at Central Connecticut State University, and its National Contest in early June.
Students interested in developing their perspective and understanding of history through research may contact the Harry Rosenbaum Judaica Library at the Stamford JCC, (203) 487-0957, and the Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County, (203) 321-1373 x150, for assistance in finding appropriate materials and preparing their entries. For more information or to read last year’s winning entries, visit jhsfc-ct.org.