I am thrilled to inform you that on Monday I will accept the National Humanities Medal for National History Day from President Obama at a White House ceremony. This is the ultimate honor for us all.
For the first time ever, an education program is receiving the medal. The award honors individuals (and the occassional organization) for outstanding contributions to the promotion of the humanities (the National Medal for the Arts is given at the same time).
Everyone associated with NHD over the years should pat themselves on the back for contributing to this incredible program and now to this incredible moment. This has always been one, big Senior Group Performance by students, teachers, parents, coordinators, judges, etc.!
The ceremony will be streaming live on the White house website at 1:45 p.m. EST: www.WhiteHouse.gov/Live.
Check back for a recap and don’t forget to check out NHD’s Facebook page and Twitter @nationalhistory.
Congratulations to everyone!