2023 NHD-CA Champions Announced

After months of intensive research and success at district and county-level competitions, champions were recognized in Sacramento on Sunday, April 16th at California State University Sacramento, concluding the 2023 National History Day—California state competition. More than 1,400 students participated, coming from 244 schools across 24 counties. Sixty-two students will represent California at the National History Day competition taking place in College Park, Maryland June 11-15, 2023.

Contest Photos

Click here to view photos from the contest.

Contest Winners

"Champions" in the Documentary, Exhibit, Performance, Historical Paper, & Website categories advance to the National History Day contest that will be held online in June.

Elementary Division Champions & Runners Ups

Junior & Senior Division Winners

Special Award Winners

Contest Finalists

Junior and Senior Division projects that advanced to a final judging room.

Junior Division Finalists

Senior Division Finalists

CA Nominees for the "Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year" Award

Two educators from California have been nominated for the prestigious “Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year” award, a national honor for teachers who engage History Day students through innovative teaching and active learning strategies. The winners will be announced during the National History Day awards ceremony. California’s nominees are:

Michael Chatfield
McKinleyville High School, Humboldt County
Senior Division (Grades 9–12)

Hector Gamboa
Venado Middle School, Orange County
Junior Division (Grades 6–8)

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