Students Find Success at New York History Day in Cooperstown!

At the beginning of March, nearly 80 Wheatley students competed in the Long Island Regional round of the National History Day competition.  Of those students, nine Wheatley students earned the right to move on the the New York State Finals of the competition.

Last weekend, accompanied by Jo Beth Roberts and Michael Haig, the following students headed to Cooperstown to compete in the State Finals:

  • Jane Kim and Gretchen Keller: Senior Group Exhibit: The Daguerrotype
  • Allison Keller: Junior Paper: Exchanging Health for A Cure: Stateville Prisoners used as Medical Subjects 
  • Rahul Ajmera: Junior Independent Exhibit: The Panama Canal Treaties: Shifting the United Sates’ International Role Through Diplomatic Encounters
  • Ashley Vincenzo : Junior Individual Website: The Cuban Missile Crisis: Avoiding Encounter with Exchange
  • Maggie Caroddo, Ilana Nimkoff, Kavina Amin, Kaya Amin: Junior Group Website: A Failed Attempt to Explore Options for An Effective Exchange

When the State judging was completed, three Wheatley students earned recognition in their category! Congratulations to:

  • Ashley Vincenzo (2nd Place)
  • Allison Keller (3rd Place)
  • Rahul Ajmera (3rd Place)

Over 11,000 students in the state of New York entered local History Day contests, and approximately 450 participated in the State Finals at Cooperstown. Only those projects placing in the top two move on to Nationals.

[Thanks to Jo Beth Roberts for some of the photos and the write-up!]

[Unfortunately, Rahul is missing from the photos, as he is competing in the National Round of the History Bee and Bowl Competition!]

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