An important message from Connecticut History Day (CHD)!

Dear Friend of Connecticut History Day,
Imagine writing a paper that opens doors to new experiences and national recognition. Or creating a performance that helps you to find your own voice. Thanks to History Day, Connecticut students had these experiences and so many more.
Those experiences would not have happened without the support of so many individual donors.  When we lost all of our regular History Day funding last year, we pursued grants to keep the program alive. But grants alone would not have been enough. Individual supporters rallied and contributed more than $6,000 to our Connecticut History Day program. Those donations, ranging from $5 to $750, supported free workshops, coaching, and seven contests that helped 5,600 middle and high school students learn how to research, analyze and present complex historical stories that they themselves chose to explore.
History Day opens up a wonderful world where students can acquire academic, communication, and collaborative skills that will serve them for life – in school, at work, and as the intelligent, active citizens we will one day rely on!
It won’t surprise you to know that funding is a serious issue again this year. We continue to seek grants, but we need your help in supporting Connecticut History Day.  Individual donations are special:they build community; they show students and teachers that we want the best for them; and they enable all of us to feel part of an important educational experience.
Studies show that students who participate in History Day reap many intellectual benefits. Participants outperform their non-History Day peers on state standardized tests in multiple subjects and are better writers who are able to marshal solid evidence to support their point of view.  Stories tell us that Connecticut students learn and blossom through the experience, and the more coaching and support we supply, the better they do. Our ability to do the best work we can depends on you…
So, I hope that you will support Connecticut History Day by sending a check (made out to CPAN-CHD) to:
CPAN-CHD
21 Oak Street, Suite 605
Hartford, CT 06106
Thank you so much!
Sincerely,
Rebecca Taber-Conover
State Coordinatior
Connecticut History Day

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