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Southport Students Win National Awards At History Day Contest

Five students from Pequot Home School in Southport won second place in the nation at the National History Day Contest.
Five students from Pequot Home School in Southport won second place in the nation at the National History Day Contest. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Five students from Pequot Home School in Southport won second place at the National History Day Contest held at the University of Maryland in College Park.

The Southport students won second place in the Senior Group Performance for their project, “The Farm Security Administration Photography Project: Human Rights and Government Responsibility Through an Altered Lens.”

The students are Isabella Altherr, Annabel Barry, Pierce Barry, Quinn Barry and Jaden Esse.

The Connecticut students competed against more than 2,900 students from across the country. They presented projects, exhibits, documentaries, papers, websites and performances that displayed months of historical research.

During the week of the June competition, students toured Washington, D.C., met Connecticut's U.S. Sens Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and participated in a variety of educational activities.

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