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South View sends students to State History Day

Aerial view of Kuhlman stadium with water tower in foreground.
South View sends students to State History Day

60 students from South View Middle School advanced to regionals in the National History Day competition, with 25 of those students qualifying for the state competition. Students Ainsley Hannermann, Anushka Narielwala, Elizabeth Tesky, Ishani Shah and Sydney Bethune placed in the top five in their categories.

National History Day is an interdisciplinary research project for students in grades 6-12. The program teaches students to conduct in-depth research, use primary and secondary sources, read a variety of texts, analyze and synthesize information, and write and present historical content. Students choose a topic that relates to an annual theme, conduct research on the topic, and present their research in one of five presentation categories: Research Paper, Exhibit, Documentary, Performance or Website. The theme taihis year was Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, and Consequences.

Placed at State

Ainsley Hannermann and Anushka Narielwala|
Declaration of Independence: The Beginning of Freedom
5th place for Group Performance; Topical Prize for American History Prior to the Revolutionary War

Elizabeth Tesky and Ishani Shah
Elizabeth Blackwell: A Pioneer for Progress
3rd place for Group Performance

Sydney Bethune
The Exploitation of Children
4th place for Individual Exhibit 

Honorable Mention at State

Lynn-Clara Tun (Individual Website)
Maddie Hall and Sophie Nascene (Group Exhibit)
Ella Duplessis, Holiday Fischer, and Fiona Palestrini (Group Exhibit)
Brody Morton (Individual Website)
Emma Power, Vanessa Monyenye, Zeina Al-Ramahi (Group Website)

State Participants

Eva Barrows and Neha Rayudu (Group Performance)
Lucia Begg and Evie Kachmarzinski (Group Exhibit)
Brooke Budlong (Individual Exhibit)
Elpiniki Shipp (Individual Documentary)
Connor Lange (Group Website)
Greta Eisenmenger, Veda Laabs, and Lydia Trenda (Group Exhibit)