Monday, March 18, 2013

History Day

On Saturday, March 16th, the CCHS hosted 61 area students at Southern Tier Regional History Day.  What is History Day? you might ask.  Well, History Day is a national competition that promotes interest and research in history.  Students start by selecting a topic based on the annual theme.  This year’s theme is Turning Points in History.  They then conduct primary and secondary research, analyze and interpret that research and produce a paper, documentary, exhibit or website.  The Southern Tier Regional is the first step for local students.  The best entries here go on to the State competition and then possibly on to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest that will take place at the University of Maryland at College Park in June. 
This was our tenth year hosting the event and it is wonderful to see so many students and teachers involved.  Students presented papers, exhibits and documentaries to our volunteer judges.  The competition was fierce with so many high-quality entries but in the end 11 students were awarded medals and will be moving on to the next level of the competition.

Carrie Wang and CCHS Director Bruce Whitmarsh
Senior Paper:
1st – Carrie Wang – World War II and Women’s Role in Society: Integrating the Workforce
2nd – Brianna Zichettella – Scandal in Washington: Reform and Revolution Following Watergate
3rd – Alexandria Stryker – Charity to Philanthropy: Carnegie’s Benevolent Impact and Legacy
4th – Benjamin Morse – The Advent of Penicillin: A New Age in Medicine

Joelle Yu
Senior Individual Exhibit:
1st – Joelle Yu – The Meiji Restoration, the Rise of Modern Japan: Western Influence, Industrialization and Innovation
2nd – Madalyn Owen – Beneath the Veil: Women in the Iranian Revolution

Senior Individual Documentary:
1st – Jessica Rynders – Jonathan Letterman: Ambulance Corps
2nd – Daniel Anderson – An Act of Violence: Mao Zedong and the Communist Party’s Battle for China

Allyson Marshall, Caitlyn Kearney, Danielle Fuller-Sincock
Senior Group Documentary:
1stAllyson Marshall, Caitlyn Kearney, and Danielle Fuller-Sincock – The Changes Brought in a Time of Death: The Black Death in Italy
2nd – Makenzie Smith and Bhumi Patel – Little Boy’s Fury

Congratulations to the winning students and thank you to all the students, teachers, judges and volunteers who made History Day 2013 a great success!

History Day Judges

No comments:

Post a Comment