Colorado History Day Regional Scholarships

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Past Recipients:

2017 Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area Scholarship

On Saturday January 28, 2017 the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) awarded a $1,000 scholarship at the District History Fair, part of the National History Day Competition held at Adams State University. SdCNHA presented Eric Lorenz, who attends St. Peter’s Lutheran School, with a $1,000 check from the Heritage Area for the submission of his project in the Junior Paper Division. Eric completed his project on Governor Billy Adams Standing for the San Luis Valley and Colorado. SdCNHA would like to congratulate our 2017 District History Fair scholarship recipient.

The SdCNHA is proud to provide an annual scholarship to students in the District History Fair, part of the National History Day Competition. Eligible student projects must be based on a theme involving local history within the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area. Contact our office for more information.

The SdCNHA tells stories of the people, culture, and environment in Colorado’s SLV. The SdCNHA was established on in 2009 for the purposes of providing an “integrated and cooperative approach for the protection, enhancement, and interpretation of the natural, cultural, historic, scenic, and recreational resources of the Heritage Area.”

Nick Saenz (Board President), Eric Lorenz and Tori Martinez (Executive Director)

2016 Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area Scholarships

On February 24, 2016 the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) awarded scholarships for the regional competition of National History Day (NHD) held on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Adams State University. The SdCNHA board presented scholarships to five junior high school students for the outstanding performance of projects related to the history of the SLV.

A $250 First Place Prize was awarded to William Lipke for “Kit Carson and the Exploration of the American West” in the Junior Individual Performance Category. In ten minutes, William acted out John C. Frémont, a Hispano settler in the SLV, a Diné survivor of Bosque Redondo, and Kit Carson (including costume changes) presenting different perspectives of historical events.

A $150 Second Place Prize was split 3 ways between Alyssa Darnell, Makenzie Rogers, and Renae Sinclair for “Ghost Rails in the San Luis Valley” in the Junior Group Exhibit Category. The group did a splendid job of relating the region’s old railroads (e.g. The Chili Line) to the theme of “Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange.”

A $100 Third Place Prize was awarded to Kelcey Martin for “Maria Josefa Jaramillo,” a project in the Junior Individual Exhibit Category.

The SdCNHA tells stories of the people, culture, and environment in Colorado’s SLV. The SdCNHA was established on in 2009 for the purposes of providing an “integrated and cooperative approach for the protection, enhancement, and interpretation of the natural, cultural, historic, scenic, and recreational resources of the Heritage Area.”

SdCNHA congratulates each of the 2016 NHD scholarship recipients and wishes the best of luck to the first and second place winners who will advance to the statewide competition in Denver.

Renae Alyssa Makenzie Kelcey William

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