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Westport's Top History Students Heading To State Competition

Judges view history projects Saturday at Sacred Heart University.
Judges view history projects Saturday at Sacred Heart University. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

WESTPORT, Conn. – More than two-dozen students from Westport won awards at the recent regional competition for Connecticut History Day 2016 and will advance to the state competition.

The Fairfield Regional Contest was held Saturday, March 19, at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield.

Here are the award winners from Westport:

  • Senior Division, Group Website: Second Place for "Walt Disney & The American Dream" by Jackie Rhoads, Ella Jarvis and Zoe Lieberman from Staples High School
  • Senior Division, Group Website: Third Place for "Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt" by Hannah Roseme and Gabriela Vega from Staples High School
  • Senior Division, Individual Website: First Place for "Working Dogs" by Rebecca Lee from Staples High School from Westport
  • Senior Division, Individual Website: Second Place for "Islamophobia" by Nicholas Bilotti from Staples High School in Westport
  • Senior Division, Individual Website: Third Place for "Militarization of an Unwanting People" by Sofia Gerrard from Staples High School in Westport
  • Senior Division, Group Documentary: Third Place for "Leprosy" by Sarah Carter and Nicole Arellano from Staples High School in Westport
  • Senior Division, Individual Documentary: First Place for "R.E. Olds" by Christian Myers from Staples High School in Westport
  • Senior Division, Individual Documentary: Second Place for "Langston Hughes" by Peri Kessler from Staples High School in Westport
  • Senior Division, Individual Documentary: Third Place for "American Immigration Policy 1960s" by Matthew Gibson from Staples High School in Westport
  • Senior Division, Individual Performance: First Place for "Alexander the Great: The Relentless, Formidable and Influential Conquerer of the Ancient World" by James Gikas from Staples High School in Westport
  • Senior Division, Group Exhibit: Second Place for "Street Art: The Battle Between Art and Vandalism in NYC" by Monique Ostbye, Bianca Lotti and Sarah Sherts from Staples High School in Westport
  • Senior Division, Individual Exhibit: First Place for "Operation Ajax: 1953 Iranian Coup" by Julianna Beal from Staples High School in Westport
  • Senior Division, Individual Exhibit: Third Place for "Undoing Slavery in Virginia" by Bridget French from Staples High School in Westport
  • Senior Division, Senior Paper: Third Place for Encountering the Unprecedented Turning Point in American History by Mia Krishnamurthy from Staples High School in Westport
  • Junior Division, Group Documentary: Third Place for "Leaders of the Underground Railroad: Bridging Racial Gaps" by Sam Laskin, Marisa Shorrock, Gabe Sargent and Claudia Fernandez from Bedford Middle School in Westport
  • Junior Division, Individual Exhibit: Third Place for "Without Stones There is No Arch: Marco Polo and the Bonding of Two Continents" by Nick Taubenheim from Bedford Middle School in Westport

Connecticut History Day is an affiliate of National History Day, a yearlong program in which middle and high school students conduct research on historical topics of interest.

Students who place within the top three spots in each category compete in the Connecticut History Day State Contest taking place April 30 at Central Connecticut State University in New Britain.

Connecticut History Day is led by Connecticut’s Old State House with support from the Connecticut League of History Organizations and Connecticut Humanities’ website, Connecticuthistory.org .

To learn more about Connecticut History Day, visit historydayct.org . To learn more about National History Day, visit nhd.org .

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