A North Country student, sophomore Cole Siebels from Gouverneur High School in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, NY, recently placed first at New York State History Day, earning the opportunity to represent New York State at the National History Day competition in June.
Siebels competed in the Senior Individual Documentary category with his documentary “The Harlem Hellfighters: Breaking Barriers in the Trenches.”
Fort Ticonderoga organizes North Country History Day, serving students in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence, and Warren counties in New York State. The 2021 North Country History Day Regional Contest takes place on Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Fort Ticonderoga. The theme for the 2020-2021 school year is “Communications in History.”
Students wishing to compete in North Country History Day in 2021 must register by February 12, 2021. Students must attend school in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence, or Warren counties or, if home schooled, must reside in one of those six counties. More information on North Country History Day can be found here.
Photo of Cole Siebels and other first place winners at New York State History Day provided.