Sierra Vista plans ‘Night at the Museum’ sequel to showcase National History Day projects


Sierra Vista Middle School will host its second annual “Night at the Museum” showcase this month, featuring scores of student projects created for this year’s National History Day competition.

From 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 31, parents and students will be able to check out dozens of exhibits, websites, performances, research papers and even documentaries, all based on historical events and tied to this year’s contest theme, “People, Ideas, Events.”

Hundreds attended last year’s “Night at the Museum,” pictured above, and 43 Sierra Vista projects advanced to the county competition. The school has previously earned National History Day honors at the county and state levels.

“Students feel personal success and gain confidence when speaking about a topic they have personally researched,” says Cathy Turner, a humanities teacher who has organized the event the last two years. “They are also more passionate when they choose topics of personal interest, and they increase their ability to articulate learning through presentations.”

We’re told more information will be posted on teacher Jon Miller’s website.