NHD 2024

Wildcats Continue Winning Streak at Guam History Day Competition and Advance to National Competition

1st Place Winners:
  • Kaleb Togawa, Paper
  • Chloe Verbo, Documentary
  • Julia Dukes & Nevaeh Ericsson, Documentary Group
  • Isaura Aguon & Sarah Serisola,  Exhibit Group
  • Sean Escano, Performance
  • Gleyn Alim, Website
  • Khira Griffin & Rayden Flores, Website Group

2nd Place
  • Jamisha Ceria & Jonaye Cruz, Documentary Group
  • Johan Nebres, Website
  • Dianalyn Awa & Marian Guinto, Website Group

3rd Place
  • Ashley Biggs, Paper
  • Brandi Ignacio, Exhibit
  • Reine Sangcap & Ryan Kong, Exhibit Group

Winners who will advance to the NHD competition in Washington, DC:

NHD Press Release - LPUMS (1).pdf

Excerpts from the releases:

Tiyan, Guam – The Guam Department of Education proudly recognizes and congratulate the exceptional achievement of Luis P. Untalan Middle School, which secured first place in seven out of eight categories at the Guam History Day Competition. The event, which took place on March 23, 2024, revolved around the pivotal theme "Turning Point in Guam's History," inspiring a deep dive into the island's rich heritage.

The Guam History Day competition began on Guam in 2007, sponsored by the Guam Preservation Trust. Over the years it has expanded to now enjoy the support of the Micronesian Area Research Center, the University of Guam and various private and public supporters. The intense research project, presented in various forms, not only showcases our island’s rich history but equips our students with skills years above their peers. The winners of the local competition, receive a chance to compete in the National History Day (NHD) Competition at the University of Maryland. Given this rare opportunity, students not only compete but get to tour the nation’s capitol and historic sites and many times get a chance to witness firsthand the wheels of government in action.

School Competition

Winners from the school competition.

Luis P. Untalan Middle School would like to congratulate the winners of the school competition for Guam History Day. Guam History Day is a subsidiary of the National History Day (NHD) Contest based at College Station Maryland. Students create in depth research projects at pre-collegiate and collegiate level through various mediums such as performance, websites, documentaries, papers and exhibits.

All the participants at this year's school competition.

Winners with advisors: LPUMS Coordinator, Mr. Vince Leon Guerrero (second from left). LPUMS Coaches: Valerie Tanayan (far left), Jorge Emmanuel (third from right), Rodney Pama (not pictured),  and Jon Aguon (not pictured), with Mrs. Guerrero (far right).