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Students Perform Well in Capital Region History Day Competition

medal winners      

Julia Kelley, Adam Andrews, Chloe Ackert, Emily Powers, Savannah Lotz



A group of ninth grade English language arts honors students recently participated in the Capital Region History Day competition. 

The theme for 2019 focused on triumph and tragedy. The students selected topics to investigate as well as a method of delivery from a variety of choices. They then presented their research to the panels of judges at the New York State Museum in Albany. Entries placing first and second were presented medals and the earned the opportunity to compete at the New York State History Day competition in Cooperstown, NY. The following students participated in the senior division competition in Albany:

Group Performance:  

Chloe Ackert and Emily Powers:  The Salem Witch Trials - 1st place

Individual Documentary:  

Savannah Lotz: The Salem Witch Trials - 2nd place

Group Website:

            Julia Kelley & Adam Andrews: LGBTQ+ Movement In America: Triumph & Tragedy - 3rd place

            Samuel O’Leary & Connor Farrell: The First African Americans to Play Sports

            Colin O’Brien & Peyton VanBuren: Stalin’s Purge of Russia 

Individual Exhibit:

            Kaelyn DeKalb: The Creation of the Atomic Bomb

Bailey Phillips: The Jungle - The Food and Drug Act

Alexa Weaver : Loving versus Virginia

            Aspen Williams:  Alice Paul and the Women’s Suffrage Movement