Last month students participated in National History Day Korea at KIS. This year was our biggest year as more than twenty students in 7 different groups competed in the contest. CDS did exceptionally well, as we had three groups receive 3rd place finishes for their outstanding projects!
Winners this year include Mark Park for his individual performance, Dana Ahn, Alice Kwon, Mnjung Kim, and Gyuri Kim for their awesome exhibit and finally Elizabeth Kim, Jasmine Kwon, Sally Kim, and Chaerin Park designed a website with in-depth historical research.
In addition to winning 3rd place for their website Elizabeth Kim, Jasmine Kwon, Sally Kim, and Chaerin Park have asked to represent their school and country at the national contest at the University of Maryland in the United States. In June these students will travel to America to compete once again and be interviewed about their website. This is no small feat as more than 500,000 students compete worldwide and only 3,000 are asked to the final contest in Maryland. Please congratulate all the winners for a job well done!
Why did you decide to participate in National History Day Korea?
- As a group, we decided to participate in NHD, aiming to get a chance to challenge ourselves to experience and work for new project that we have never tried out before.
What is your topic and why did you choose this topic?
- The topic that we have worked on for this NHD was about the ‘Conflict of Blood Diamond’ and the ‘Kimberley Process’. And we chose this because we wanted to learn about the compromise of this conflict.
You choose to create a website, why did you choose this format?
- We wanted to include visualizations and we liked how websites could be opened to people all around the world.
What was the most challenging part of this process?
- Finding primary sources from research and writing the thesis were the most difficult tasks in our beginning process of working on this project.
What has been the most exciting part of this process (besides a 3rd place finish and going to America)?
- Attending the NHD event held in KIS on the day was by far the most exciting part. As a whole group, we had enjoyed our time in the event to watch various exhibitions, performances done by other students, and to get to have a time to introduce our project in a public.