Wheatley Students Compete in Long Island Regional History Day

On Sunday, 18 March, over 730 students from across Long Island descended on Hofstra University to compete in the regional round of the 2018 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 42 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, and Dr. Staudt, Mr. Scott Eckers and Ms. Jo Beth Roberts served as judges. Of course, the students also received the support of the 8th and 11th grade Social Studies teachers: Mr. Scott Eckers, 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. Kim Kelleher and Ms. Joanna Schrager provided technical support for the websites!

Junior Group Documentary

  • Lauren Hackett, Charlotte Iannone, Victoria Potrapeluk and Jaina Shah: Helen Hunt Jackson
  • Ian Kim, Siddhant Jain, Brandon Rokhsar and Kate Seo: Japanese American Internment
  • Daniel Solomon and Kavin Shukla: Treaty of Versailles: A Franco-German Conflict

Junior Group Exhibit

  • Ryan Doan and Andrew Kim: Mistreatment of Native Americans and the Treaty of Echota

Junior Group Website

  • Maia Cale and Janice Zeng: Women’s Road to Enlightenment Coeducation
  • Hasan Suleman and Japesh Shah: The Homestead Steel Strike: Owners Conflicts, Workers Compromises

 Junior Individual Documentary

  • Emilia Keys: Nellie Bly: Daredevil Reporter Paving the Way for Women

Junior Individual Exhibit

  • Anushka Shorewala: The Dred Scott Decision
  • Krittika Prajapati: Power of Unity: Conflict and Compromise at the Yalta Conference

Junior Individual Performance

  • Kajal Kapoor: Gay Rights

Junior Individual Website

  • Justin Wong: The Social Security Reformation of 1983

Junior Historical Paper

  • Marco Garcia: Seward’s Folly
  • Emma Pak: Reunification at an Arm’s Reach

Senior Group Documentary

  • Anthony Giunta, Jacob Ribotsky, Mahesh Pitchayan, Vedant Singh: Levittown
  • Adam Aldad and Frederick Lin: The 2007-2008 Financial Conflict: Compromisation of National and Financial Security

Senior Group Exhibit

  • Farah Hasan, Kristen Leong and Tiffany Jiao: The Berlin Wall: A Construction of Defeat

Senior Group Website

  • Dustin Wong and Kenton Wu: Nast v Tweed

Senior Individual Documentary

  • Ansh Jhaveri: A Conflict Between The Spread of Communism and Democratic Ideals
  • Brenden Resnick: Battle of Matewan

Senior Individual Exhibit

  • Rahul Ajmera: The 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike: A Successful Compromise

Senior Individual Website

  • Manan Shukla: The Conflict and Compromise between the People’s Liberties and the Government’s Role in Security

Senior Historical Paper

  • Camellia Ye: The Octopus, the CIA, and Bananas: The Red and Yellow Explosion in Guatemala
  • John Scudero: Compromising with Free Expression: A Conflict of Liberty and Security
  • Brittney Guerra: The National Socialist Party of America v. The Village of Skokie: Right to Free Speech


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

Senior Individual Exhibit, 1st Place

  • Rahul Ajmera: The 1902 Anthracite Coal Strike: A Successful Compromise

Junior Group Website, 2nd Place

  • Maia Cale and Janice Zeng: Women’s Road to Enlightenment Coeducation

Junior Group Documentary, 2nd Place

  • Lauren Hackett, Charlotte Iannone, Victoria Potrapeluk and Jaina Shah: Helen Hunt Jackson

Thanks to Mr. Eckers, we have a few photos from the event!

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