Lauren's National History Day Trip

$6,195 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 74 people in 38 months
National History Day is a non-profit education organization in College Park, MD. It offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. These research-based projects are entered into contests at the local and affiliate levels, where the top student projects have the opportunity to advance to the National Contest at the University of Maryland, June 12-16, 2016.

This year, her fourth year of involvement, Lauren chose to do her project on the Armenian genocide.  She spent countless hours researching this topic, conducting interviews, reading books and other publications and writing her script for this year’s theme, Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.  Her work paid off with wins at the regional and county level.  Last week, she competed against 18 of the brightest junio high school kids in the state.  Despite heavy competition, she took home the championship for the state of California for Junior Performance.  The following is only a clip:


Lauren's win at the state level makes her eligible to represent California at the national contest in College Park, Maryland.  Travel, room, food and incidental expenses are very expensive.  Even though this is a school sanctioned activity, no funding is available from the school district.  We are asking for any help through this GoFundMe campaign.
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Lauren's history day experiences have come to an awesome end. She competed with passion and love for her project. She earned a place in the top ten finalists of the nation. We couldn't be more proud of her hard work and dedication. We all wish to extend our utmost gratitude for those of you who have supported Lauren. Although the judges decided to award others with the win, she is definitely a champion in our book. Lauren wanted to extend a special thanks to the Armenian community and those who helped her along the way.
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Today we take our little History Day rock star to Washington DC. To those of you who provided support to this campaign, we cannot express enough gratitude. Below is local news coverage. http://www.kerngoldenempire.com/news/student-heads-to-national-history-day-competition

Many have asked for a better video so we made one which can be found at the following link.
https://youtu.be/r7gUiqAfOhI

Thank you all again for your support and wish Lauren luck as she spreads awareness of the Armenian Genocide.
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I want to take the time to express sincere gratitude for those of you who have helped with this campaign. We are able to have new props made, fund the travel and fund the hotel with the help of all your generosity. The support is amazing. Many donations came from people who saw this campaign on a share. Please share again so those who did can see the update, or for those who have not seen what this amazing kid is doing to spread the word about the Armenian Genocide. Thanks again!
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Kari Houser Pascoe
37 months ago

Lauren, We wish you all the best in DC. You will an outstanding job Can't wait to hear the results!! Show 'em what you've got!!

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Kay Mouradian
37 months ago

Lauren we applaud you. Your research is impeccable and your presentation of a very difficult topic is greatly admired. Good luck in the the National finals in Washington, D.C.

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Levon Parian
37 months ago

Looks like you reached your financial goal. Now its time to take the Championship. Remember when you get out in front of the judges, you are already a winner. No one can take that away from you. Just tell a good story. All the best.

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Maggie Goschin
38 months ago

Lauren Congratulations, great presentation Keep up the great work and I know you will succeed in your campaign

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Sarah Tanner
38 months ago

Lauren I hope to see the whole presentation at some point. It is absolutely amazing how you brought me in wanting to learn me in a short video clip. You have amazing talent. Keep it up! Best of luck in DC winning the national competition. You have a lot of people behind you.

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Raised by 74 people in 38 months
Created May 9, 2016
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$100
Sarkis Kaladzhyan
38 months ago
JB
$100
John Berberian
38 months ago

Thank you

JH
$50
John and Marie Haytaian
38 months ago

Thank you from an Armenian. You are an amazing young lady.

NC
$25
Nick Cabraloff
38 months ago

Great job - please continue the good work

AA
$20
Andre Aghekian
38 months ago
AG
$500
Arman Grigoryan
38 months ago
ZT
$95
Zaven Tachdjian
38 months ago
GM
$100
Greg Mazmanian
38 months ago

Good luck at National's, I was moved by your performance. My grandparents are survivors of the Armenian Genocide. We also lived in Bakersfield for a long time.

GF
$25
Gina Felikian
38 months ago

Congratulations! Well done!

ID
$50
Ilya Dorfman
38 months ago

Proud of you!

Kari Houser Pascoe
37 months ago

Lauren, We wish you all the best in DC. You will an outstanding job Can't wait to hear the results!! Show 'em what you've got!!

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Kay Mouradian
37 months ago

Lauren we applaud you. Your research is impeccable and your presentation of a very difficult topic is greatly admired. Good luck in the the National finals in Washington, D.C.

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Levon Parian
37 months ago

Looks like you reached your financial goal. Now its time to take the Championship. Remember when you get out in front of the judges, you are already a winner. No one can take that away from you. Just tell a good story. All the best.

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Maggie Goschin
38 months ago

Lauren Congratulations, great presentation Keep up the great work and I know you will succeed in your campaign

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Sarah Tanner
38 months ago

Lauren I hope to see the whole presentation at some point. It is absolutely amazing how you brought me in wanting to learn me in a short video clip. You have amazing talent. Keep it up! Best of luck in DC winning the national competition. You have a lot of people behind you.

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