Bronxville Union Free School District

BHS Students Advance to State Competition on Historical Research

Five Bronxville High School students, who presented in front of experts the authentic historical research they conducted over several months, will display their knowledge at the state level of the National History Day Competition, which will be held on April 18.

Hana Eddib, Griffin Garbarini, Cindy Kwok, Isabela Lamadrid and Chloe Paris advanced to the state competition after earning first or second place in one of several categories at the Lower Hudson Valley Regional National History Day Competition, held on March 12, as well as the schoolwide competition, which was held on Feb. 9.

“We congratulate all 43 Bronxville High School students who competed at the regional competition,” Principal Ann Meyer said. “They presented thoughtful work that required dedication and critical analysis to complete. Good luck to those five students who will compete at the state competition. We are thrilled that in our second year participating in National History Day, our students are able to move to this distinguished level of competition.”

Garbarini earned first place in the individual documentary category for his film titled “Roosevelt Rondon Scientific Expedition.” Lamadrid earned second place in the research paper category for her paper, “The Globalization of Scottish Trading Culture: 18-20th Century.” Eddib, Kwok and Paris earned second place in the group documentary category for their film, “The Pahlavi Dynasty: Western Reforms on Women.”

National History Day is an academic program that enriches students’ critical thinking, communication, presentation, writing and research skills. Students complete their own in-depth research on a topic, related to an annual theme, and display their work in one of five ways – website, documentary, paper, performance or exhibit. This year’s theme is “Exploration, Encounter and Exchange.”

At the state competition, the top two entries in each category are invited to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, which will be held in College Park, Maryland, from June 12-16.

To watch a video on the National History Day competition at Bronxville High School, click here.