Updated to include: Final documentaries & presentations and the citywide winners!
This week our 7th & 8th graders will be presenting their National History Day projects at the citywide competition!
This year’s theme is Taking a Stand in History, and our students worked hard on websites, documentaries, and performances to document fascinating historical events or people that embody this theme.
We are thrilled to share a sampling of their work with you at the links below!
7th Grade Websites:
Mahatma Gandhi – Alexis Cortes-Rincon & Daniel Lin
Sylvia Rivera – Lucy Palandro & Geonni Gee
Kate Sheppard – Ella Newburger & Mia Rosof
James Armistead – Zayah Espinosa, Hope HuttonJohns, & Oscar Ladino-Leon
Nat Turner’s Rebellion – Autumn Polen, Samiyyah Nasir, & Briana Woods
Audre Lorde – Cianni Evans
Honorable Mention: Night of Terror – Zeniyah Brown, Ava McLaughlin, & Charlie Brooks
Amelia Bloomer – Alondra Fonseca-Avalos, Gigi Dukes, & Shirley Calel-Perez
Radical Republicans – Malaika Gadsden, Sydney Devine, & Bowie Leach
Clara Hale and the Hale House – Sharayah Moody, Kaleya Davis-Diaz & Isabella Eisenstein
Dietrich Bonhoeffer – Nicole De La Cruz, Lily Grace, & Arely Rojas-Lorenzo
8th Grade Websites:
The Culper Spy Ring – Sierra Sosa
3rd Place: Iqbal Masih – Doyle DiStefano, Ali Shabazz, & Elliot Snyder
Clara Lemlich – Eliana Alfaro-Allah, Sofia Cavicchia, & Molly Coats
Honorable Mention: The Harlem Hellfighters – Tristan Dini
Emiliano Zapata – Hector Castillo
2nd Place: Cesar Chavez – Alex Jimenez
Honorable Mention: The MOVE Bombing – Darien Alston-Baldwin, Kofi Kohl, & Lily Greer
Bill Russell – Sylvester Mobley, Mark Morris, & Dennis Smith
Betty Friedan – Zaniyyah Wallace
2nd Place: Lois Jenson – Margaux Engel & Layla Smith
Salvador Allende – Noor Kreidie, Andrew Bowers, & Sareyah Rudd
The Night of Terror – Kyla McKnight
8th Grade Performances:
1st Place: Nat Turner’s Rebellion – Amira Barrett
1st Place: The Battle of Thermopylae – Sam Friedman & Marcel Roscioli
8th Grade Documentaries:
2nd Place: Muhammad Ali – Julian Williams
The Night of Terror – Miranda Sosa
Nellie Bly – Julia Pastor, Devin Bailey, & Sanaa Williams
1st Place: Betty Friedan – Sarah Cohen
2nd Place: Clara Lemlich – Eliana Alfaro-Allah, Sofia Cavicchia, & Molly Coats
…and Teacher Kate, NHD Educator of the Year!
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