Students Succeed at History Day
Students Succeed at History Day
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At the June 13th Jericho Board of Education meeting, fourteen Jericho Middle School students were recognized for their achievements at New York State History Day (NYSHD) in Cooperstown, New York. The event turned out to be even more dramatic when it was learned, that very day, that five of those students placed in the top ten in their project categories at National History Day (NHD), held at the University of Maryland.


All 7th and 8th grade Jericho Middle School students participated in Jericho History Day on January 18, 2019. Social Studies teachers selected 55 students to compete with their research projects at Long Island History Day at Hofstra University on March 31st. Jericho set a school record with 31 students being selected to compete at the New York History Day competition in Cooperstown. On April 29th, 13 of these Jericho students placed in the top 3 in the state.


Lauren Marchand                                        1st Place Individual Performance

Ethan Na                                                       1st Place Individual Exhibit

Kevin Zhu                                                      1st Place Individual Website

Kaitlyn Choi                                                  2nd Place Individual Website

Diya Gurnani, Krishna Chalise                   2nd Place Group Exhibit

Andy Liu, Angela Zhu, Nancy Tao            2nd Place Group Website

Sofia Pedram                                                 2nd Place Individual Exhibit

Emily Kawakami, Emily Zhu                      3rd Place Group Exhibit

Nicolas Ditieri                                                3rd Place Individual Documentary

Christine Choi                                               Special Labor Award ($100) Individual Exhibit


On June 10th, 10 of our 1st and 2nd place Jericho students competed at the University of Maryland for National History Day. Over a half-million students entered the competition and over 3,000 of them advanced through the local, state and affiliate rounds to earn their place in the National Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park.  NHD competitors represent the 50 states, Washington, D.C., American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and international schools in South Korea, South Asia, and China.


National History Day presented the awards for the national finals on June 13th and we had 5 of the 10 Jericho students place in the top 10 in the country.


Kaitlyn Choi                                                  2nd Place Individual Website

Kevin Zhu                                                      9th Place Individual Website

Andy Liu, Angela Zhu, Nancy Tao            9th Place Group Website


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