Aralia Student Won First in the National History Day Regional Competition in Massachusetts

National History Day Regional Competition (1)
Congratulations to our Aralia student for achieving first place in the National History Day regional competition in Massachusetts!
Aralia Student Achievement

The National History Day is one of the most prestigious historical research competitions in the United States, drawing in large quantities of students annually.

Massachusetts National History Day

This year, the National History Day competition held three regional contests in March:

  • Foxborough Regional Competition
  • Stoneham Regional Competition
  • Leicester Regional Competition

One of our students achieved excellent results in one of these regional contests, securing first place and advancing to the Massachusetts State Competition. This is a remarkable achievement!

Competition Introduction

National History Day (NHD) is an annual academic competition for students in grades 6-12 in the United States. Every year, more than 600,000 students participate in the contest. There are two divisions based on your grade level: Junior Division (grades 6 to 8) and Senior Division (grades 9 to 12). The competition starts locally, with students competing at their school or regional level. Winners at the regional level move on to the state level, and winners at the state level move on to the national competition held annually in June at the University of Maryland, College Park.

At the national level, students present their projects to a panel of judges, who evaluate them based on historical quality, presentation clarity, and theme relevance. Winners in each category receive scholarships, prizes, and recognition.

Competition Official Website:

Eligibility: All participants currently attending grades 6-12

Competition Categories:




Individual only









Team Participation Guidelines:

  • Each team can consist of 2 to 5 students.
  • Team members may be in different grades but must be in 6th grade or above.
  • When participating as a team, the choice of division will be based on the age of the oldest team member.
National History Day Contset Process

Competition Process:

  • The process begins at the public, private, parochial, charter, or home-schooled students’ schools.
  • Outstanding entries will then be selected for regional or affiliate (state, regional, or national) competitions. The top two entries in each category will be invited to participate in the national competition.
  • Every June, approximately 3,000 students from around the world will participate in the national competition at the University of Maryland, College Park.
  • 2024 Theme: Turning Points in History
Take Aralia's National History Day Preparation Class
National History Day
National History Day Preparation Program

The National History Day Preparation Program is a course designed to help students prepare for National History Day, a nationwide competition encouraging students to explore historical events and ideas.


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