Bronxville News

High School Students Explore ‘Triumph and Tragedy in History’
Bronxville, NY

A group of Bronxville High School freshmen and sophomores – who have been conducting extensive historical research over several months – have advanced to the 2019 Lower Hudson Valley Regional National History Day Competition, which will be held on March 9 at St. Thomas Aquinas College. They advanced after being named winners in one of several categories at the schoolwide competition on Jan. 30. 

The students’ authentic work focused on this year’s National History Day theme of “Triumph and Tragedy in History” and is displayed in one of five ways – paper, website, documentary, performance or exhibit. As part of their research, many of them contacted experts in the field, analyzed the evidence and data they collected and developed theses that addressed the theme. 

At the regional competition, the 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: 

Research Paper:
•    Meg Outcalt (Great Fire of London)
•    Isabel Overby (Armenian Genocide)
•    Ines Saad Munchenbach (1947 Partition of India)

Website (Individual): 
•    Ava Black
•    Lainey Neild
•    Emily Plaza

Website (Group): 
•    TJ Curran, Ben Davis, Earl Gretzinger, George McCormick and Connor Randall
•    Peyton Beldotti, Peter Curran, Casey Mckhann, Riley Ramundo and Willy Swenson
•    George Daher, Ingemar Hentschel, Kamil Mutlucan, Tora Ozawa and AJ Radik

Documentary (Individual): 
•    Peter Coquillette
•    Annabelle Krause
•    Mimi Zannetos

Documentary (Group): 
•    Timothy Atkeson, Spencer Dessart, Liam Heraty, Billy Rizzo and JP Swenson
•    Katherine Hennessy, Isabella Horvers and Megan Krestinski
•    Ted Conway, Eric Fleisig, Ben Mandanas and Teddy Wardell 

Performance (Individual): 
•    Lucy Clark 
•    Maggie Lockwood
•    Mayme Ribka 

Performance (Group): 
•    Music and Irish Rebellion 
•    Patrick Bird and Izaak Thoms

Exhibit (Individual): 
•    Ashley Goldbaum 
•    Theodora Reichel
•    Amir Yaghoobi

Exhibit (Group): 
•    Eliza Brennan, Elizabeth Burnell, Rory Denning, Maya Madhaven and Sydney Tuck
•    Caroline McGrath, Caroline Palermo, Evelyn Roberts, Kelly Wield and Avery Widen
•    Lily Jebejian and Alice Vranka