High school hosts History Night
Brit Milazzo
Tuesday, January 23 2018

Bald Eagle Area High School is hosting History Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 1. The event is open to the community.

Teacher John Coltabaugh said the event, in its second year, is part of a National History Day competition at the local level. Students who wish to compete at regional, state and national levels conduct research on a theme. This year’s theme is, “conflict and compromise,” Coltabaugh said.

Students in U.S. History II and Civics classes conducted research, and many have created an exhibit, which includes work on the Cuban Missile Crisis, civil rights movement and the draft riots. Others have wrote research papers and created websites featuring their work.

“We host this night as a way to demonstrate student learning,” Coltabaugh said. “The state has done a new push with NHD through the IUs.”

Students from schools within the Central Intermediate Unit No. 10 will compete Feb. 23 at Lock Haven University.

A snow makeup day for History Night will be held during school on Feb. 8-9.