National History Day (NHD) is a year-long academic program that engages over half a million middle and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. These research-based projects are entered into contests at the local, regional, and state levels, where the top student projects have the opportunity to advance to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park.

In addition to facilitating the discovery of the past, NHD also helps students develop the following attributes that are critical for future success:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Research and reading skills

  • Oral and written communication and presentation skills

  • Self-esteem and confidence

  • A sense of responsibility for and involvement in the democratic process

NHD Website

Advisor: Nick Bakke

Cashton School District • 540 Coe Street, Cashton, WI 54619 • 608-654-5131 ext 201 • Fax: 608-654-5136
Copyright © 2017 Cashton School District. All Rights Reserved.