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Nearly 60 Ronald Reagan High School students qualify for regional National History Day competition

Amelia EarhartNearly 60 Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School students are moving on to the regional National History Day competition, after competing at a school-wide competition Wednesday.

More than 250 students presented projects in nine different categories including websites, exhibits, papers, performances and documentaries.

National History Day projects aligned with the 2015 theme, "Leadership and Legacy in History." Topics could come from any geographic area or time period. Projects moving on to the regional competition include topics covering aviator Amelia Earhart, inventor Nikola Tesla, artist Frida Kahlo, soccer player Pelé and nurse Clara Barton.

Students worked on their projects throughout the semester. They had time in class to practice researching and to write their bibliographies. The projects themselves, however, were assigned as homework and will take the place of a final exam grade for the semester.

The top five student projects in each category are moving on to the regional National History Day competition, which will be held at UW-Milwaukee in March.

About National History DayNational History Day makes history come alive for students by engaging them in the discovery of the historical, cultural and social experiences of the past. Through hands-on experiences and presentations, today's kids are better able to inform the present and shape the future. NHD inspires children through exciting competitions and transforms teaching through project-based curriculum and instruction.

About Reagan: Reagan High School is a nationally-recognized International Baccalaureate World School offering a comprehensive IB curriculum. This college preparatory school's core program is based on rigorous, pre-university study in a supportive, research-based, best practices environment. It is the only high school in Wisconsin authorized to host all three IB Programs: the Middle Years Program (IB MYP), the Career-related Programme (IB CP), and the Diploma Programme (IB DP) and is the only four-year full IB high school in Milwaukee. 

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