Connecticut History Day Bus Tour Hits the Road!
June 2, 2021 • CTH Funded, Features & News

Hartford, Conn. – All aboard for the Connecticut History Day Bus Tour! Connecticut History Day staff and volunteers are hitting the road on Thursday, June 3, and Friday, June 4 to recognize students for their outstanding achievement in the 2021 Connecticut History Day Contest and share excitement for the students who will be competing in the National History Day Contest later this month. They will be visiting 7 Connecticut schools.

At each stop along the bus tour, CHD will be presenting medals to students who placed in first, second and third place in the 2021 State Contest and lawn signs to students who advanced to the National Contest so they can share their pride.

CHD staff will also be recognizing two teachers who have been nominated for the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award from National History Day for their roles in leading their schools the program.

Karen Cook, a teacher at Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, was nominated for the award in the Senior Divison, and Salwa Collings, a teacher at Madina Academy in Windsor, was nominated in the Junior Division.

“The Connecticut History Day team is so excited to get out on the road and visit some of our schools,” said Rebecca Taber, Head of Connecticut History Day at The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House. “This year has been tough for everyone and our teachers and students deserve extra recognition for their efforts. We can’t wait to see them and share the excitement in advance of National History Day.”

Thursday, June 3:

  • Irving A. Robbins Middle School, Farmington – 8:25-8:55 am
  • Staples High School, Westport – 10-10:30 am
  • Ponus Ridge Middle School, Norwalk – 11-11:45 am

Friday, June 4:

  • Wilbur Cross High School, New Haven– 8:30-9 am
  • Norwich Free Academy, Norwich, CT– 10-10:30 am
  • Nathan Hale-Ray Middle School, Moodus, CT– 11-11:30 am
  • Timothy Edwards Middle School, South Windsor– 3:15-4 pm

Connecticut History Day, coordinated by The Connecticut Democracy Center at Connecticut’s Old State House, is one of 58 affiliate programs of NHD. CHD promotes the study of history in schools to create a higher degree of appreciation for the value of historical thought in students, educators and community members. CHD creates college and career-ready citizens of the future by engaging students in rigorous, inquiry-based academic research projects.

Connecticut History Day is presented with major funding and partnership support from CT Humanities and support from the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area and the New Haven Museum. Follow Connecticut History Day on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and visit

The Connecticut Democracy Center (CTDC) provides people with a lifetime pathway to active citizenship and the tools to take civic action in their own communities. CTDC strengthens civic engagement in the Constitution State by providing comprehensive and unbiased educational programming and outreach on state government, civics, history, and citizenship.

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