This past weekend eleven Eyer students competed at the regional level of the National History Day competition at Muhlenberg College against the other schools in the Lehigh Valley. National History Day is a national competition that starts at the local/school level and culminates in June at the University of Maryland for the national competition. The purpose of the competition is to create an understanding and appreciation of history while developing the necessary 21st-century tools, skills and aptitudes for a diverse student population. The theme for this year was Triumph and Tragedy.
Competing student teams and their topics for Eyer included:
- Alex Briglia, Eddy Chow, Sophie Kreiner and Jacob Messner – Chemical Warfare
- Gabi Kutz and Autumn Feldmann – The Spanish Flu of 1918
- Adam Plotka and Michael Wittland – The 1972 Munich Olympics Terrorist Attack
- Maitri Nemani, Madilyn Weiner and Shewta Rajam – The Great Chicago Fire of 1871
Gabi Kutz and Autumn Feldmann, with their project, The Spanish Flu of 1918, took third place in the Junior Exhibit Division. They will compete on May 10 and 11th at Carlisle High School in Carlisle, PA for the state level competition. Great job girls and good job to all our competitors.