7 Port students win Archives Student Research awards

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Pictured from left to right: Dr. Ira Pernick, principal of Paul D. Schreiber High School; George Muhlbauer, social science research teacher; students August Zeidman, Dylan Lyman, Dalia Bercow, Brent Katz, Megan Day, and Adam Jackman; Elizabeth Thomas, social science research teacher; and Lawrence Schultz, social studies department chair. (Courtesy of PWSD)

Port Washington’s Paul D. Schreiber High School is proud to announce seven research students — Dalia Bercow, Megan Day, Adam Jackman, Brent Katz, August Zeidman, Daisy Griffin, and Dylan Lyman — are award recipients in the New York State Archives Student Research Awards Competition. The competition requires students to submit historically-based content they create through films, essays, original websites, etc. Students gather information through records located in archives, libraries, and other New York state organizations within the community.

“These awards are true testaments to the diligence and dedication of our students in the Port Washington School District,” said Superintendent Kathleen Mooney. “As a district, we could not be more proud of the accomplishments of our hardworking and well deserving students.”

Five students — Dalia, Meagan, Adam, Brent, and August — worked together to produce a documentary film, “Nazis Next Door.” The firm focuses on the German-American Bund in Yaphank, N.Y. Each member of the group received an honorable mention for a job well done.

Two students — Megan and Daisy — received honorable mentions for their collectively composed research paper titled, “Hart Island: The Home of the Forgotten, Proposal for Historical Marker.” The film focuses on Hart Island, an island in New York City at the western end of the Long Island Sound where hundreds of thousands of bodies were buried.

Dylan Lyman received a certificate of merit for his website, “A Century of Terror: The New England Vampire Panic.” The website concentrates on a period of time when an outbreak of tuberculosis wrought havoc in the 19th century throughout Rhode Island, Eastern Connecticut, Vermont and other parts of New England.

“I’d like to recognize our faculty, social science research teachers Elizabeth Thomas and George Muhlbauer, who helped these bright young students produce such outstanding work,” said Social Studies Department Chair Lawrence Schultz. “Congratulations to all involved in this wonderful achievement.”

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