Second in Size Only to LA’s, Nearly 500 Students Competed in Humboldt’s History Day
Nearly 500 Humboldt County students in grades 4-12 participated in the 35th annual Humboldt County History Day on the HSU campus.
This year’s event had 31 schools with 50 teachers throughout Humboldt County participating in the event. It was the second largest event in the state. Only Los Angeles County’s is bigger.
The theme this year was “Taking a Stand in History.” Students could present in a variety of categories including, posters, exhibits, websites, and documentaries.
The various categories were housed across the Humboldt State University campus Saturday and included a judging phase where students were evaluated, and included time for family and the community to view the various works by the students. An awards ceremony was held in the East Gym to announce this year’s winners.
According to Managing Director of the Rising Stars Foundation, Colleen Toste, who helped put on the event, winners will advance to the state level and be eligible for both coaching and scholarships to help them prepare and travel to the state competition. The Rising Stars Foundation, non-profit, works with the Humboldt County of Education to sponsor 10 annual events including History Day that promote and recognize excellence in young people.
Toste also thanked Humboldt State University for hosting the event and making both faculty and students available for support.
To learn more about or to support Rising Stars foundation visit their website at humboldtrisingstars.org.