Grady Hogan, a sixth-grade student at Blendon Middle School, will represent Westerville City Schools in the National History Day contest June 13 to 19, advancing from the statewide National History Day in Ohio contest that was held April 24.
As part of History Day, students conduct research as individuals or teams of two based on a theme and create historical papers, original performances, documentaries, creative exhibits and imaginative websites as a result of their research. This year’s theme is “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.”
Hogan, a student in Lisa Patko’s advanced social studies class, penned an essay titled “When Form Began to Follow Function: How Architect Louis Sullivan Changed the Way Buildings Speak to Us.”
History Day also improves students’ ability to critically read and write about a topic. More than than half a million middle and high school students participate annually.
National History Day in Ohio is an affiliate of National History Day. The Ohio Historical Society is the state sponsor of National History Day in Ohio. For more information on National History Day, can be found here.