History Day 2021

Each year, our 7th grade students compete in National History Day, Monterey County and we are proud of our students' accomplishments. We have had countless county winners, nine California state winners, and even a National History Day winner. But more importantly, we believe that History Day teaches our students research, time management, and study skills that prove invaluable in their road to success.

History Day is an exciting enrichment program that furthers students understanding of historical issues, ideas, people, and events. It is an academic adventure that provides teachers with an innovative teaching tool that fosters students' enthusiasm for learning. Students complete extensive research, critically analyze and develop historical conclusions, and present their interpretations in a critical yet creative forum. This yearlong academic adventure fosters students' enthusiasm for learning and their love for history.
History Day sparks critical thinking, and helps develop skills in research and analysis, writing, and public speaking. Students create original documentaries, exhibits, performances, research papers, or websites exploring a breadth of historical topics within an annual theme. After selecting a historical topic that relates to the annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. All students gain interesting and even surprising insights that they could not have found in history books alone.

We invite you to peruse our students' projects. We believe you will be amazed at the depth of research and quality of their projects.

Monterey County History Day

Supported by their teachers, Forbes Keaton, Deanna Cleary, and Stephanie Rosenbaum, our seventh grade All Saints students won a total of 16 special awards at this year's National History Day's competition with the theme 'Breaking Barriers in History'. 

Ten students were County Winners, and three students received an Honorable Mention. Winners continued to National History Day – California.
Our 10 County Winners, Georgia Bonifas, Naya ElKamand, Taylor Farahmand, Ester Fiske, Delilah Fujita, Isabell Fujita, Piers McDowell, Leah Sibley, Aleksander Simpson, and Andrew Vanoli were invited to represent All Saints and Monterey County at the California State competition in May 2021.

Find out more about our students' fabulous projects.
In this video, each of them is introducing their project.

History Day - Monterey County

County Winners 

Individual Documentaries 
Winners - Andrew Vanoli, Delilah Fujita, Leah Sibley, Georgia Bonifas 
Honorable Mention: Olivia Rheim 
Individual Exhibits 
Winner - Ester Fiske 
Honorable Mention: Stella Bode 
Individual Papers  
Winner - Isabell Fujita 
Individual Websites 
Winners - Aleksander Simpson, Naya El Kamand, Taylor Farahmand, Piers McDowell 
Honorable Mention: Nadia Patel 

Special Awards 

Stella Bode - Popular Culture Award 
Sarah Chaabane - Peace & Freedom Award 
Taylor Farahmand - Sports in History Award 
Delilah Fujita - Peace & Freedom Award 
Isabell Fujita - Art History Award, Women in History Award 
Nadia Patel - Sports in History Award, Women in History Award, Turning Points in History Award
Olivia Rheim - Art History Award, Pop Culture Award, Women in History Award 
Leah Sibley - Women in History Award 
Aleksander Simpson - Military History Award 
Andrew Vanoli - Peace & Freedom Award, Turning Points in History Award

Click here for the virtual award ceremony.

History Day - State of California

Congratulations to our 10 seventh grade History Day County winners who competed at the California State History Day competition which took place virtually this year. 

Congratulations to Georgia Bonifas '22, Delilah Fujita '22, and Andrew Vanoli '22. These three seventh grade students were finalists in the California State History Day competition.

Andrew also won two special awards - the Turning Points in History and the Stephenson Family Award for Sports History. Congratulations!

Congratulations also to their mentors — Miss Keaton, Ms. Cleary, and Miss Rosenbaum!

Click here for the virtual awards ceremony.

All Saints Day School

8060 Carmel Valley Road
Carmel, CA 93923
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All Saints Day School, in Carmel, CA, is the only independent, private school on the Monterey Peninsula that focuses solely on educating students in Preschool through Grade 8, and has been doing so, with a reputation for excellence, since 1961.

All Saints Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.