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Pascagoula High’s Alondra Reyes and Elizabeth Green Selected to Study WWII in Hawaii

The two will join 11 other student/teacher teams across the United States for the program sponsored by the Pearl Harbor Historic Site Partners, including Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, Pacific Historic Parks, USS Missouri Memorial Association, and Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum at Pearl Harbor. This program brings six student-teacher teams from Hawaii together with six teams from the U.S. mainland to study World War II in the Pacific. During spring 2019, students and teachers will engage in readings, participate in online discussions, and research a Silent Hero® who never returned home and is buried or memorialized at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. In July, the teams will meet in Oahu where they will walk in the footsteps of history, engaging in on-site learning at the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites and across the island of Oahu. Travel and program expenses are provided for all participants. At the culmination of the Sacrifice for Freedom® program, the students will develop Silent Hero® profile. The profiles will be published online during the 2019-2020 academic year at NHDSilentHeroes.org. NHD is a non-profit organization based in College Park that seeks to improve the teaching and learning of history. The National History Day Contest was established in 1974 and currently engages more than half a million students in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. Students present their research as a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website. Projects compete first at the local and affiliate levels. The top entries are invited to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park. NHD is sponsored in part by HISTORY®, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Park Service, and Southwest Airlines. For more information, visit nhd.org.

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