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Congratulations to all NHD Philly students who participated in National History Day in Pennsylvania! Eight NHD Philly projects placed in the top 6 in their categories!

Students who placed first and second at NHD in PA will move on to the national competition-National History Day. A record number of students from NHD Philly qualified! Eleven students from five project groups from both Masterman High School and Constitution High School will compete at National History Day, June 11-15, 2017, at the University of Maryland in College Park.

Check out pictures of the winners at the state competition!

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  • Project Registration Open from January 23 - February 6
  • Websites and Papers Due: February 6
  • Junior Division Contest: March 17, 2017
  • Senior Division Contest: March 16, 2017
More workshops and webinars will be added to the schedule soon!
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What Is National History Day?

High school and middle school students research a topic in history and present a paper, documentary, exhibit, performance or website.

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