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ASD Students Soar in 2019 National History Day Regionals

ASD Students Soar in 2019 National History Day Regionals
Posted on 04/08/2019

This March, the regional National History Day competition was held at Muhlenberg College where twenty students represented ASD schools with fifteen competing projects.

These projects require extensive research and a high level of task commitment to complete. The theme of this year’s competition was Triumph and Tragedy in history. Students are invited to display their projects in June at the annual ASD Showcase of Academic Excellence which will be held at the PPL Center on May 29, 2019.  

The following students qualified for the Pennsylvania state National History Day contest, which will be held in Carlisle, PA on May 10 & 11.  

• Sarah Schweyer is a grade 6 student at SMMS, and her entry “Lessons from the Challenger” won 1st place in the individual webpage category.  
• Madeline Fink is a grade 9 student at WAHS, and her entry “The Night Witches:  The Triumph of Women After the Tragedy of Men” won 1st place in the individual performance category.  

Congratulations to all participants who represented ASD with dignity and excellence!

Harrison Morton Middle School
 Individual Performance: Aijalynn Lyfe Washington
 Individual Documentary: Vanessa Ferriolo
 Individual Exhibit:  Zane Childs

Raub Middle School
 Group Documentary:  Chantalle Barbosa- Rodriguez, Drea Drayton, Eliana Velez

South Mountain Middle School
 Individual Exhibit: Miah Melo
 Individual Exhibit: Miara Mitteff
 Group Exhibit:  Kaylee Odendahi, Mireya Ramos, Naheira Pimentel-Ruiz

Trexler Middle School
 Individual Website: Diego Perez
 Individual Website: Shane Reznick
 Group Website: Nora Zekkaria, Sa'riyah Simmons-Flood
 Individual Exhibit: Aaron Schneider
 Paper:   Anthony Nassar
 Individual Documentary: Julia Eschner

Thank you to the advisors at each of our middle and high schools who dedicated so much time and hard work assisting our great students under the guidance of Sally Wolf and Joann Manjarrez, ASD Gifted Programming Specialists: 
• Trexler MS— Johnna Ward and Conchetta Marucci, Michael Dopera 
• Raub MS—Sarah Zimmerman
• SMMS—Matthew Fridirici, Brandon Hall, Kristina Michener
• HMMS—Erin Bhama and Brenna Schlossberg