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Herricks Students Advance to NYS History Day Contest

Herricks High School and Middle School recently participated in the NYS History Day Regional Competition at Hofstra University. The 2023 theme narrative was “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.”  Overall, nine projects from Herricks School District will be competing at the NYS History Day competition on April 24 being held at Oneonta University in Oneonta, New York.

The Middle School had a winning paper, won a special award, and placed well in all their categories. The High School dominated on the Senior Level, winning eight awards.  More than 600 students representing over 40 schools from across Long Island participated in the first live competition since 2019.

The following students were recognized:

* First Place Senior Individual Performance: Shristi Nigam -And Still I Rise Maya Angelou's Frontier for Spoken Word 
* Second Place Senior Individual Performance: Athul Santhosh -The Commonwealth of Nations: A Global Frontier
* First Place Senior Group Performance: Celeste Zhang, Dheyala Simrin, Tiffany Leo, Sanjana Lodha - Alvin Ailey: Dancing Through New Frontiers
* Second Place Senior Group Performance: Preston Chan, Kaylee Luo, Catalin Wong - Frontiers in Vienna: Voices of the Virtuosos
* First Place Senior Group Exhibit: Catherine Su, Gayatri Bulsara, Megan Cheng, Reena Gupta, Liam Tan - The Green Movement: A Frontier Towards Building a Better Tomorrow
* Second Place Senior Group Exhibit: Dylan Uttamchandani, Amrik Singh - The American Red Cross: Forging the Frontier for Disaster Relief
* First Place Senior Individual Exhibit: Jenny Cho - Illustrating America: Norman Rockwell’s Frontier
* First Place Senior Group Documentary: Sarah Asgar, Nora Hoque, Shivani Kapoor, Nafeesa Mali, Liyana Zaman - A Frontier for Freedom: The African National Congress and Their Fight Against Apartheid
* Third Place Junior Paper: Kenisha Dass - The Internet: Surfing Our Way to a New Frontier in Communication and Information
* African American History Special Award: Xennie Liu, Aleya Bailey, Nuha Maruf - The Freedom Riders: A New Frontier of Integrated Buses-Crossing Barriers on a Greyhound Bus

National History Day (NHD) is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for teachers and students to engage in historical research. NHD is an innovative curriculum framework. Students learn history by selecting topics of interest and launching into year-long research projects. The mission of NHD is to improve the teaching and learning of history in middle and high school. The most visible vehicle is the NHD Contest. Winners of the NYS History Day Contest will be announced in May.

The district extends congratulations to all and wishes the best of luck at the next level of competition. 

Herricks High School and Middle School Students