Students Compete at Long Island Regional History Day!

On Sunday, 19 March, over 520 students from across Long Island descended on Hofstra University to compete in the regional round of the 2017 National History Day competition. Success in the regional round merited an invitation to compete in New York State History Day in Cooperstown later this spring.

Wheatley was heavily involved in this year’s competition, with 39 students participating in the event. Of course, these students were supported by the efforts of our tireless faculty. Dr. John Staudt served as the Academic Coordinator of the entire event, Mr. Andrew Ardito and Ms. Jo Beth Roberts served as Advisors for the students, and Dr. Staudt, Mr. Ardito and Ms. Roberts served as judges. Of course, the students also received the support of the 8th and 11th grade Social Studies teachers: Ms. Cindy Schwartz, Mr. Pat Clarke, Mr. Michael Haig, Mrs. Gena Topping, Dr. John Staudt and Mr. Matt Haig. Mr. Paul Chisholm provided support for the exhibits and Ms. Audra Beberman, Ms. Kim Kelleher and Ms. Joanna Schrager provided technical support for the websites!

Junior Historical Paper

  • Victor Li: Florence Kelley: Taking a Stand for Women & Children
  • Manav Bansal: Taking A Stand by Taking a Leap: Jesse Owens and His Fight for Social Justice Against Rigid Ideologies
  • Anya Chabria: Malcolm X: Taking a Stand and Leaving the Nation of Islam

Junior Group Documentary

  • Adam Aldad, Colin Liotta and Frederick Lin: Magic Johnson & His Stand Against the AIDS Epidemic
  • Joseph Doria, Jack Keys and Neil Shah: Lewis Hine & His Stand Against Child Labor in America

Junior Performance

  • Emma Melnikov: Power of Voice: Sojourner Truth-Taking a Stand for Women & African Americans

Junior Individual Exhibit

  • Astha Singh: Marie Curie: A Woman Standing for Education
  • Shi Jun Li: Taking an Artistic Stand: The Struggles of the Impressionists

Junior Group Exhibit

  • Sarah Fieldman, Benjamin Gilbert: Witold Pilecki: The Man Who Snuck into Auschwitz
  • Karen Chu and Stephanie Clarfield: Harvey Milk: Taking a Stand for LGBT+ Rights

Junior Individual Website

  • Sarah Hassan: Jane Addams: Taking a Stand Through Social Reform
  • Layla Jarrahy: Alice Paul: Taking a Stand to Win Suffrage for Women

Junior Group Website

  • Nadav Cohen, Saad Haroon, Mark Samuel and Brian Seo: Horace Mann: Taking a Stand for Quality Education

Senior Historical Paper

  • Ananya Bansal: Lewis Hine: Standing in the Shadows, Casting Light on a World of Darkness
  • Vani Kumar: Mary McLeod Bethune: Playing Politics to Take a Stand for Equal Education for All
  • Emily Wang: Julia Child: The Woman Who Challenged the Stereotypical Role of Women in the Kitchen One Meal at a Time

Senior Individual Exhibit

  • Alia Yamin: The White Rose Society: An Intellectual Resistance
  • Michaela Balboni: Claudette Colvin: The First Woman to Sit on the Bus and the Last to Speak in Court

Senior Group Exhibit

  • Patrick Brady, Allison Zheng: The Ku’e Petitions: Hawaii’s Stand for Freedom Against the Land of the Free

Senior Individual Website

  • Anne Yan: Thomas Nast: Combating American Corruption One Cartoon at a Time
  • Allison Keller: The Attica Prison Riot: Taking a Stand for Prioners’ Rights

Senior Group Website

  • Rahul Ajmera, Brendon Resnick, Ashley Vincenzo and Brenda Zhong: The 1973 Oil Embargo: Taking a Stand to Shift the United Sates Foreign Policy in The Middle East
  • Abhishek Kumar and John Li: Taking a Stand in History: The American Student vs.The Nixon Administration
  • Roxane Ghadami and Ally Wang: Nat Turner: Freedom Fighter or Murderer

At the end of a long day of judging, Wheatley students took home a number of awards:

Junior Historical Paper, 4th Place

  • Victor Li: Florence Kelley: Taking a Stand for Women & Children

Junior Group Documentary, 2nd Place

  • Joseph Doria, Jack Keys and Neil Shah: Lewis Hine & His Stand Against Child Labor in America

Junior Performance, 2nd Place

  • Emma Melnikov: Power of Voice: Sojourner Truth-Taking a Stand for Women & African Americans

Junior Individual Website, 3rd Place

  • Layla Jarrahy: Alice Paul: Taking a Stand to Win Suffrage for Women

Senior Historical Paper, 1st Place; (Clio Award for Creative Writing of an Historical Paper, sponsored by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association)

  • Ananya Bansal: Lewis Hine: Standing in the Shadows, Casting Light on a World of Darkness

Senior Group Website, 3rd Place

  • Roxane Ghadami and Ally Wang: Nat Turner: Freedom Fighter or Murderer

Senior Individual Website (American History Award sponsored by the Huntington Historical Society)

  • Allison Keller: The Attica Prison Riot: Taking a Stand for Prioners’ Rights

Here are some photos from the competition. Thanks to Mrs. Roberts for some of these pictures!

 

 

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