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BHS Freshmen and Sophomores Advance to NYS History Day Competition in Cooperstown PDF Print Email


Contributed by Michael Ganci, Syntax for The Bronxville School

Mar. 20, 2019:  A group of Bronxville High School freshmen and sophomores earned the top prizes at the 2019 Lower Hudson Valley Regional National History Day Competition, which was held on March 9 at St. Thomas Aquinas College.

The students, who have been conducting extensive historical research on a topic of their choice during the last several months, competed against students from seven other area schools. Their authentic work focused on this year’s National History Day theme of Triumph and Tragedy in History and is displayed in one of five ways--paper, website, documentary, performance, or exhibit.

“We are extremely proud of the historical research that students pursued around this theme,” said teacher Christina Reidel, who oversees the program with Dana Landesman. “We are grateful to our colleagues and administration for supporting this important work.”

At the regional competition, a total of 54 students from Bronxville High School were interviewed by professors and scholars and articulated what they had discovered through their historical research. Of them, 41 students received top honors, but only first- and second-place finalists advanced to the New York State National History Day competition, which will be held on April 29 in Cooperstown, New York.

The district congratulates the following students, who earned awards in these categories:

Performance (individual)
Lucy Clark – First place
Maggie Lockwood – Second place

Performances (group)
Patrick Bird and Izaak Thoms – Second place

Research Paper
Meg Outcalt – Second place

Website (individual)
Lainey Neild – Second place

Website (group)
George Dhar, Ingemar Hentschel, Kamil Mutlucan, Tora Ozawa, and AJ Radik – First place
TJ Curran, Ben Davis, Earl Gretzinger, George McCormick, and Connor Randall – Second place

Documentary (individual)
Peter Coquillette – Second place
Annabelle Krause – Third place

Documentary (group)
Katherine Hennessy, Isabella Horvers, and Megan Krestinski – Second place
Tim Atkeson, Spencer Dessart, Liam Hearty, Billy Rizzo, and JP Swenson – Third place

Exhibit (individual)
Amir Yaghoobi – First place
Theodora Reichel – Second place
Ashley Goldbaum – Third place

Exhibit (group)
Eliza Brennan, Elizabeth Burnell, Rory Denning, Maya Madhaven, and Sydney Tuck – First place
Lilly Jebejian and Alice Vranka – Second place
Caroline McGrath, Caroline Palermo, Evelyn Roberts, Avery Widen, and Kelly Wield – Third place

Pictured here: Bronxville High School freshmen and sophomores who earned top prizes at the 2019 Lower Hudson Valley Regional National History Day Competition.

Photo courtesy The Bronxville School 

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