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NCHS Staff Serve as Guest Judges for National History Day Competition

Haugh3Mrs. Amy Haugh, Media Coordinator, and Ms. Leah Watts, English teacher, attended the National History Day Competition at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh as guest judges on Saturday, April 25, 2013. Competitors from across the state gathered for presentations centering on the theme of leadership and legacy. Presentations were grouped by grade level in four categories: documentaries, performances, individual exhibits, and group exhibits.


Competitors were interviewed in order to explain how their presentations fit into this year’s theme, but exhibits were scored based upon their ability to stand-alone. Top scorers will move along to the National Contest at the University of Maryland-College Park between June 14 and 18 this summer.

Check out some of the amazing entries in this competition



About Heather Mullins

Dr. Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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