History Day at Fairfield U.

Tony addresses the group at Fairfield History Day.

Students present projects in front of fellow students and judges.

Lizzy Lynch (left) and Kate Williams of Wilton High School showing their project,”60’s TV Debates”

Lena Kauffman of Fairfield shows off her project.

Students present projects in front of fellow students and judges.

Judges check out the history projects at Sacred Heart University, Saturday, March 19, 2016.

Victoria Greenwalt (left) and Judy Nemchek of Fairfield Woods Middle School show off their project.

From left Sarah Sherts, Bianca Lotti and Monique Ostbye of Staples High School in Westport show their project.

Students present Senior Student Web Site projects in front of judges.

Students present projects in front of fellow students and judges.

Tony Andrade sends his greetings, and below are some photos and an article by Skip Pearlman in the  Fairfield Daily Voice detailing  Fairfield County History Day 2016 on Saturday, March 19 at  Sacred Heart University. Fairfield (and Connecticut and  U.S. ) History Days are events dear to Tony's heart which he has supported and helped to grow for several years. In 2016, there was an 80% increase in student participation. Judges are very much needed to sustain this valuable and growing program.

Editor's note: I'm not particularly "talented" in
history, but I truly enjoyed being part of a judging team. We balanced each other out, and we were fully supported with everything we needed to know.  We worked together to evaluate projects. I plan to judge again next year. It is a stimulating and inspiring experience.

Fairfield Students Delve Into The Past For Connecticut History Day Projects
 (story and photos below by Skip Pearlman) 03/21/2016  

***Click on photos to read captions.
FAIRFIELD, Conn. — After months of research, hard work and anticipation, more than 400 middle and high school students unfolded their Connecticut History Day projects at the annual Regional Contest held Saturday at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.
Throughout the morning, students from Danbury, Fairfield, Greenwich, Shelton, Southbury, Stamford, Trumbull, Redding, Stratford, Weston, Westport and Wilton presented their projects to teams of volunteer judges, who determined which students will move on to the Connecticut History Day State Contest in April.
Those students were revealed and honored at an awards ceremony. State Reps. Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Brenda Kupchick and Laura Devlin were on hand to assist with the presentation of awards and to congratulate the students.
Students based their projects on a historical topic of their own choosing, but it must connect to the 2016 National History Day theme of Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History. Through Connecticut History Day, students in grades 6 to 12 are able to learn critical thinking, problem solving, research and presentation skills, while also developing a sense of responsibility for involvement in the democratic process.
Tony Andrade, a retired Fairfield County educator, is the Fairfield regional coordinator.
The Connecticut History Day Fairfield Regional Contest is one of six regional contests in the state, which are held in February and March.
Students placing in the top three spots in each category will move on to the CHD State Contest taking place on April 30 at Central Connecticut State University. The names of winning students from each regional contest will be posted to the CHD website at historydayct.org .
Connecticut History Day is led by Connecticut’s Old State House in downtown Hartford, with support from the Connecticut League of History Organizations and Connecticut Humanities’ website, ConnecticutHistory.org . Major funding is provided by Connecticut Humanities.

Her is a link for more infomation on CT History Day:

Ron Abate 04.07.2015 19:16

Hi Tony. Hope you are enjoying your retirement. I well remember our a.m. coffee w/computers. Currently, I am using Cloud computers; technology always changes.

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