Bronxville Union Free School District

Freshmen, Sophomores Advance to Regional Historical Research Competition

Forty-three Bronxville High School freshmen and sophomores have advanced to the Lower Hudson Valley Regional National History Day Competition, which will be held on March 12, where they will showcase the historical research they’ve conducted over several months.

Their authentic work focused on this year’s theme of “Exploration, Encounter and Exchange” and is displayed in one of five ways – website, documentary, paper, performance or exhibit. Those who advanced to the regional competition were named winners in one of several categories at the schoolwide competition, held on Feb. 9.

“Our National History Day participants demonstrated a passion for their topics and a dedication to their work that surpassed our expectations,” High School Principal Ann Meyer said. “In particular, the students who won the school-based competition and who will represent us at the regional competition conducted in-depth, insightful research.”

As part of their research, which allowed students to further explore their interest in a specific topic, many of them contacted experts in the field, analyzed the evidence and data they collected and developed theses that addressed the National History Day theme. At the regional competition, students will be interviewed by professors and scholars and articulate what they’ve discovered through their historical research. Winners in that competition will advance to the state competition and ultimately to the national finals.

Congratulations to the following students who have advanced to the regional competition in the below categories:

Fabian Kerj
Caroline Kirby
Isabella Lamadrid

Website (Individual)
Eliza McFadden
Tim McGrath
Brian Sperber

Website (Group)
Aidan Denning, Leo Gretzinger, Tyler Stupart and Alex Swenson
Jack Kochansky and Julian Thomet
Sam Abukhadra, Jeb Burnell and Mac Crawford

Performance (Group)
Peyton Kinon and Anton Tarazi
Alexandra Brumbaugh and Eliza Elder
Ned McCann and Hannah Weirens

Documentary (Individual)
Michelle Coppola
Griffin Garbarini

Documentary (Group)
Hana Eddib, Cindy Kwok and Chloe Paris
Julia Curran, Mary Greely and Isabel Sodney
Andrew Babyak, George Daskalakis and Jeff Sargent

Exhibit (Individual)
Nanda Fraser
Margaux Frohlich
Olivia Scotti

Exhibit (Group)
Sarah Flanagan, Erin Fryer and Kiki Shinsato
Gabby Amboss and Laura Holland
Mimi Buendia, Gigi Pennoyer and Martha Thomas