Herricks excels at National History Day Regional Competition 2018

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More than 750 students from Herricks middle and high schools competed in the National History Day Regional Competition on March 18. (Photo courtesy of Herricks school district)

The National History Day Regional Competition held on March 18 was a resounding success for Herricks.

With more than 750 students participating, Herricks Middle School and High School won a considerable number of awards and in some cases swept their respective categories.

Both buildings will now send a number of exceptional projects to the New York State History Day Competition, to be held on April 23 in Cooperstown.

The district congratulates the following winners:

Special Award for an Outstanding Entry on Aviation or Military History sponsored by the Cradle of Aviation

Group Website titled:At the Whims of Monsters: The Liberian Conflict” by Christopher Lo, Eish Maheshwari, and Uttsav Patel of Herricks High School

Special award for Outstanding Entry on Labor History sponsored by the New York State United Teachers

Group Performance titled:Clara Lemlich and the Strike of 20,000” by Celeste Zhang, Dheyala Simrin, Garima Jain, and Sanjana Lodha of Herricks Middle School

Junior Individual Performances

1st Place:Brown v Board of Ed: A Compromise that Led to More Conflict” by Rma Polce of Herricks Middle School

3rd Place:From Slavery to Freedom: The Compromises that Forever Changed America” by Ayesha Nadeem of Herricks Middle School

Senior Individual Performances

1st Place:Mariposas Cubanas” by Felisha Ma of Herricks High School

2nd Place:Freedom Knows No Compromise: The New Negro Speaks Out” by Anokhi Ladhani of Herricks High School

3rd Place:Sub lal hogea hai: For Freedom and Vengeance in British India” by Yashi Ladhani of Herricks High School

Junior Group Performance

2nd Place:Clara Lemlich and the Strike of 20,000” by Celeste Zhang, Dheyala Simrin, Garima Jain, Sanjana Lodha of Herricks Middle School

3rd Place: “Nine Students that Changed America: The Little Rock Nine” by Aanya Goel, Alisha Gwalani, Stephanie Sukhraj of Herricks Middle School)

Senior Group Performance

1st Place:38th Parallel: Lives on the Line” by Allison Chou, Grace Kim, Selena Chiang, Maggie Lau, Emily Wei of Herricks High School

3rd Place:Heresy and Hysteria in Salem” by Stella Chu, Jane Cheung, Madison Chiu, Menaka Srinivasan of Herricks High School

Senior Group Websites

2nd Place:Camp David Accords” by David Xiang, David Zhang, Gurvir Singh, Karan Kaknia of Herricks High School

3rd Place:At the Whims of Monsters: the Liberian Conflict” by Christopher Lo, Eish Maheshwart, Uttsav Patel of Herricks High School

Junior Group Documentaries

3rd Place: “The Fall of Yugoslavia” by Christopher Zovko, Scott McClellen, Wafiq Khondkar of Herricks Middle School

Junior Papers

4th Place: “Irish Troubles” by Michael Zanetti of Herricks Middle School

Junior Group Exhibit

4th Place: “The Perfect Compromise: Nuremberg” by Joy Om, Prableen Kaur, Esther Min (Herricks Middle School)

Senior Group Exhibits

1st Place: “The Brooklyn Bridge” by Alexandra Gootman, Arusha Kumria, Melissa Lau of Herricks High School

2nd Place: “Living Through the Blitz: 261 Days of Compromise” by Alisa Liu, Amanda Chiang, Eunice Oh, Gia Yetikyel of Herricks High School

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