Photos from Maine History Day

Maine History Day brought 286 students from 24 middle and high schools to the University of Maine at Augusta on March 28.

Students showed off exhibits, performances, websites, documentaries and other projects exploring a broad variety of historical themes.

The annual competition recognizes the top three entries for each project category in each division — as rated by volunteer judges. The top two entries are eligible to participate at the National History Day competition held at the University of Maryland in June.

Students competed in two divisions: The senior division for students in grades 9-12 and the junior division for grades 6-8.

A student presents her historical exhibit on the Pony Express.
Alyssa McLaughlin, a freshman at Bonny Eagle High School in Standish, discusses her "Pony Express" exhibit with the judges.
Two students present their exhibit about the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Brandon Watson and Ben Wiggin, sixth graders at Eric L. Knowlton School in Berwick, discuss their exhibit, "Survivors' Reactions to Pearl Harbor."
Three students present a history project on World War II.
From left, Nathaniel Chouinard, Tommy Cunneen and Garret Lalemand discuss their exhibit on World War II. The students are seventh graders at Whittier Middle School in Poland.
Two students present a historical exhibit on the Fashion Revolution of the 1960s.
Elizabeth Provencher discusses her exhibit, "The 1960s: A Revolution in Fashion," with the judges. Provencher collaborated with Francesca Petrucci. Both are freshmen at Thornton Academy in Saco.
Three students present their historical exhibit on the Soviet Union.
From left, Sanford High School seniors Patrick Higgins, Lou Arseneault and Chad DiPrisco discuss their "Red Revolution" exhibit with the judges.
Two students present a historical exhibit on the Holocaust at Maine History Day.
Colleen Ege and Brianna Rodrigue, juniors at Sanford High School, discuss their exhibit, "America and the Holocaust: Bystanders of Atrocities," with the judges.
A student poses next to her blue poster on the influence of denim jeans.
Sara Lin, a junior at Thornton Academy in Saco, poses with her exhibit, "The Evolution of Revolution," which explored the introduction, influence and evolution of jeans.
A poster and display on Bill Gates of Microsoft fame at Maine History Day.
An exhibit on Bill Gates from the senior division at Maine History Day.