Ten Whitewater High School students presented their regional qualifying National History Day (NHD) projects for the Delta Kappa Gamma organization at Whitewater’s Cultural Arts Center on Thursday, March 14, 2019. Mr. Chris Wiegman, Social Studies Teacher at Whitewater High School, gave an overview of the NHD program before the students took to the stage. Pictured in the group photo are Mr. Chris Wiegman, Colin Dugan, Calvin Baker, Nikita Hartzheim, Savannah Hill, Gio Anello, Broderick Frye, Sophie Walton, Bailee Korf, Emily Scherer, and Audrey Mayer. Whitewater students will be competing at the NHD regional competition at Cedarburg High School on Saturday, March 16. National History Day is an academic enrichment program for students in grades 6-12. Students select topics connected to an annual theme and complete their own in-depth research on the topic. This year, the annual theme is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” Students present their conclusions by creating museum style exhibits, media documentaries, research papers, interactive websites, or dramatic performances. The school event is the first step in a competition cycle that can take students from school level to the regional, state, and national competitions. At each level of competition students share their work with their peers, historians, educators, and professionals in related fields as they compete for special awards and the opportunity to advance to the next level of competition. Participation continues to grow with more than 500,000 students participating annually across the nation. The National History Day program in Wisconsin is coordinated by the Wisconsin Historical Society.