Windsor Charter Academy students make historic sweep at regional history day competition.
March 11, 2017
Windsor Charter Academy eighth grade students won many honors at the recent University of Northern Colorado History Day Regional Competition.
Students presented research surrounding the competition theme "Taking a Stand in History." University of Northern Colorado history faculty judged presentations which spanned five categories including: exhibit, paper, website, documentary and performance, according to a news release from the charter academy.
Charter academy students swept first through third places in the Junior Group Documentary, Junior Group Website and Junior Paper categories, according to the release. Twenty-one WCA students will move on to the Colorado History Day State Competition May 6 at the University of Colorado Denver.
"It is remarkable what the students have accomplished this year," said WCA History Teacher Nathaniel Potson. "Their passion for the past is beyond belief. They were able to take this year's theme and relate it to their own stories, and the history that our nation is currently making. I could not possibly be more elated for my students' accomplishments."
“It is remarkable what the students have accomplished this year. Their passion for the past is beyond belief. They were able to take this year’s theme and relate it to their own stories, and the history that our nation is currently making. I could not possibly be more elated for my students’ accomplishments.” Nathaniel PotsonWCA History Teacher
In addition to the students' success, the competition recognized Potson as "Teacher of the Year" for this region, according to the release.
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"WCA is very proud of Mr. Potson and our students," said WCA Executive Director Rebecca Teeples. "We are fortunate to have him at our school."