Applewild Students Qualify For for National History Day Finals
State Finals for the National History Day competition were held April 5 in Stoneham. Several members of the 8th grade class at Applewild School competed with others across Massachusetts in hopes of qualifying for the national competition.
Jack Horsman of Groton and his partner Anthony Mitchell of Fitchburg earned a first place in the junior division Website category for their project entitled Conflicting Rights and Responsibilities During the Cuban Missile Crisis. The boys also received recognition from the National Maritime Historical Society for creating best entry relating to maritime history. That honor included a monetary prize and an opportunity to sail on the schooner Virginia in Boston Harbor in August.
Dan Sullivan, also of Groton, earned a second prize for his Individual Website, The 1972 Munich Olympics: The Darkest Day in Olympic History. All three boys will participate in the National History Day final competition in June at the University of Maryland.