Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area awards history scholarship
WILLIAM Lipke was awarded the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area (SdCNHA) History Fair Scholarship for his skit “Colorado or New Mexico: Debate and Diplomacy in State Borders,” the organization announced.
The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area provides annual scholarships to students who participate and compete in the Regional History Fair, with projects based on this year’s theme “Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, and Consequences” that involve local history, culture, or traditions.
The Regional History Fair took place on Saturday, January 29, 2022, and was hosted by the Adams State University (ASU) Department of History, Anthropology, Philosophy, Political Science, and Spanish (HAPPSS).
The Regional History Fair is part one of the National History Day competition that takes place nationwide. Winners proceeded to National History day, sponsored by the University of Colorado, Denver, on Saturday, April 30.
Students participate in a project-based learning curriculum that emphasizes critical reading and thinking, research, analysis, and the drawing of meaningful conclusions. Students can complete these projects in groups or as individuals in one of five categories: documentary, paper, exhibit, performance, or website.
Lipke first learned about how Colorado became a state from the book “Pleas and Petitions” by Virginia Sanchez.
“The Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area congratulates all students who participated in this year’s competition and we’re excited to see what heritage area youth come up with next year,” said Alina Marquez, marketing and outreach coordinator for the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.