National History Day Competition

Since 2004, CMES has sponsored an award for "Best Project in Middle Eastern History" at the Arizona state finals of the National History competition each year.  The winning student or group receives a $100 cash award and a certificate recognizing their achievement.  Winners can compete in either the middle school or high school division and in any category (website, documentary, exhibit, performance, research paper).

The 2018 winner was Rosie Melendez and Alyssa Ochoa of Cholla High School with a Senior Group Documentary on the women of Afghanistan under the Taliban.