History Day is a nationwide competition in which students all over the United States compete. The students make exhibits, documentaries, websites, performances, or compose papers in order to show their information about the topic they are researching. Every year there is a new theme, for example this year it was leadership and legacy. Once the winning students have been chosen from the school they go on to regionals, states, and then finally nationals.
This year at LMMS about 180 students participated in History Day, with about 135 total projects. The judges that went through each project and decided our winners were Mr. Campbell, Mrs. Laub, Mr. Toto, Mr. Smith, Mr. Bosse, Mr. Heimel, and Mrs. Landis. After a long wait, the list of winners was announced on Buzz TV.
- 1st: Mia Day – “Dolley Madison”
- 2nd: Krista Slifka – “Nike”
- 1st: Morgan Dill and Grace Eisenhard – “Hershey”
- 2nd: Moana Baruah, Brielle Binder, and Bailey Clark – “Social Media”
- 1st: Eli Zukowski – “Blank Panther Party”
- 2nd: Kristen Zellner – “Juliette Gordon Low & Girl Scouts”
- 1st: Ben Shimer and Ryan Todd – “Michael Jordan”
- 2nd: Alexis Shuryn and Sophia Zacker – “Gabby Douglas”
- 1st: Preston Isom – “Robert Hinckley & CPTP”
- 2nd: (Tie) Emma-Lin Moyer – “9/11”
- 2nd (Tie) Alex Tomasello – “Joseph Stalin”
- 1st: Maya Schlesinger, Anika Stetz, and Tea Van Linde – “Suffragettes”
- 1st: Willow Munson – “Cointelpro”
- 2nd: Ben Lewis – “Ethiopia’s Independence”
These winners will now go on to the regional competition which will take place at Jim Thorpe High School, in Jim Thorpe on Saturday March 21. The winners from that level will go up to the state competition, which will be held in May at Millersville University. The winners from that level will finally go up to the national competition in Washington D.C to compete with people all around the nation.
This year, LMMS only had one group performance. As asked in the interview about what their project was about Tea Van Linde, Anika Stetz, and Maya Schlesinger said, “Our project is on the suffragettes and how they led a campaign to promote an equal right for men and women.” Then we asked to speak more about their meetings? The group replied, “We tried to meet as often as possible. It was difficult to keep the meetings according to everyone’s schedule. In the sense of who did what, we basically divided everything equally, but if something was on the smaller side someone usually was there to say you know I’ll do it. It was nice to have people to rely on.”
This History Day has been one to remember! Surely next year we will get to see more projects from more people!