The Digital Library of Georgia has awarded Source Recognition Digital Certificates and Outstanding Use of the Digital Library of Georgia Resources Special Awards to history students participating in National History Day Georgia, a program of Georgia Humanities and LaGrange College that encourages middle and high school students to engage more deeply in the historical process. 2021’s theme was “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.”
The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) partnered with Georgia Humanities to create the special awards designed to engage students in historical research using DLG resources and to recognize the best examples of student work. Source recognition digital certificates were awarded to students who incorporated primary sources found in DLG’s portals in their projects. DLG staff conferred the “Outstanding Use of the Digital Library of Georgia Resources” special award on exceptional junior and senior individual and group projects.
Sheila McAlister, director of the Digital Library of Georgia, says:
“Our partnership with Georgia Humanities and National History Day Georgia is one of our most rewarding. Through National History Day Georgia, students have the opportunity to deeply connect with DLG resources as they critically and creatively address their chosen topics and theses. Their work is always impressive, and it’s a pleasure to recognize such excellence.”
The certificates were distributed after the National History Day Georgia 2021 held its virtual award ceremony on April 21, 2021.
Outstanding Use of Digital Library of Georgia Resources Special Award Winners include:
- Junior – Individual Project Winner: Zahira Gray for “WERD RADIO” (Project ID # 11001).
- Junior – Group Project Winners: Rachael Staskiewicz and Mina Overway for “The Allies War on Hitler” (Project ID # 16014).
- Senior – Group Project Winners: Eva Cheraisi and Mary C. McCoy for “The Soul of We People Who Are Darker Than Blue” (Project ID # 22004).
About National History Day Georgia
National History Day in Georgia (NHD GA) is a program of Georgia Humanities and LaGrange College that annually engages over 11,000 middle and high school students from across the state in historical research, interpretation, and creative expression through inquiry and project based learning. For more information on NHD GA, please visit lagrange.edu/nhd
About Georgia Humanities
Founded in 1971, Georgia Humanities is an independent, nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. We collaborate with others to preserve and promote the rich cultural stories, treasures, and values of our state and its people. Our work nurtures Georgians’ understanding of ourselves and of our state’s place in history and in the world, and it fosters thoughtful and engaged citizenship.
Visit Georgia Humanities at georgiahumanities.org.
About LaGrange College
Georgia’s oldest private institution of higher learning, LaGrange College, is consistently ranked among the South’s top colleges by U.S. News & World Report. A four-year liberal arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church, LaGrange offers more than 70 areas of study with an emphasis on global engagement and service. For more information, please visit www.lagrange.edu.