Earlier this year, four Wheatley students (Gabriella Santoli, Alana Osroff, Cindy Zhou and Nikki Koch) received Certificates of Honorable Mention from the New York State Historical Society. The Student Research Award promotes and recognizes excellence in student research. This statewide competition is open to all New York State students in grades 4-12. The contest is designed to encourage students to explore the wealth of historical records found in archives, libraries, and other community organizations throughout New York State.
The students completed a project as part of the National History Day research completed by all of our 11th Grade students. Their particular project was “Charles Davenport and the History of Eugenics.” For their documentary, they used the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archive and the Historical Collections at the Claude Moore Health Science Library as well as extensive documents and research from a side variety of primary and secondary sources.
We are thrilled with this recognition of the students’ work and are thankful for the supporting efforts of our Library Research Specialist, Jo Beth Roberts and our Social Science Research Teacher, Andrew Ardito!