Tri-City Voice Newspaper - What's Happening - Fremont, Hayward, Milpitas, Newark, Sunol and Union City, California

 

June 4, 2013 > Two Fremont students advance to National History Day Competition

Two Fremont students advance to National History Day Competition

Submitted By Kristen Yasukawa, Photo courtesy of Catherine Wang

Mission San Jose High School (MSJHS) students Catherine Wang and Laura Chen from Fremont won the 2013 California State History Day competition by creating a website about China's Third Plenum, a major turning point in modern Chinese history for political, economic, social and cultural reforms. The annual competition was held in Sacramento on April 26 - 28, hosted by National History Day-California. More than 1000 students statewide, grades 5 - 12, displayed research projects on this year's theme, "Turning Points in History." Students competed individually and in teams in elementary, junior and senior divisions, and five project categories: museum exhibits, documentary films, websites, dramatic performances and historical papers.

Previously, nearly 200 students competed at the preliminary Alameda County History Day competition on February 23 in Oakland; 47 students qualified for the California state competition.

As state winners, Wang and Chen will advance to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest on June 9 - 13 at the University of Maryland to compete with students from across the United States, American Samoa, Guam, International Schools and Department of Defense Schools in Europe. Additionally, Katrina Cherk, from MSJHS, was a top ten finalist in the Senior Historical Paper category.

Alameda County students who placed at the top of their category or won special awards at the state competition:

Senior Group Website - Co-Champions
"China's Third Plenum: The Road to Reform"
Catherine Wang and Laura Chen
Mission San Jose High School, Fremont Unified School District
(View Laura and Catherine's winning website at: http://18024475.nhd.weebly.com/)

Senior Group Exhibit
California Historic Places Award and California History Senior Exhibit Award:
"Richmond Kaiser Shipyards (1941-1946): A New Frontier in Shipbuilding"
Pratyusha Vemuri and Anusha Vemuri
Amador Valley High School, Pleasanton Unified School District

Junior Group Website - Third Place
"Medical Advances in the Civil War"
Ethan Shang and David Wang
William Mendenhall Middle School, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District

Junior Historical Paper - Third Place
"The Birth Control Pill and Reform of Social Norms for American Women"
Brianna Bourne
Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley

Senior Historical Paper - Finalist (Top 10)
"The American Polio Epidemics: Redefining Philanthropies, Reforming Medical Research and Catalyzing the Disability Rights Movement"
Katrina Cherk
Mission San Jose High School, Fremont Unified School District

Junior Individual Website - Finalist (Top 10)
"My Journey to Giotto"
Sarah Ng
William Mendenhall Middle School, Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District


For more information, visit www.acoe.org.

Home        Protective Services Classifieds   Community Resources   Archived Issues  
About Us   Advertising   Comments   Subscribe   TCV Store   Contact

Tri Cities Voice What's Happening - click to return to home page

Copyright © 2014 Tri-City Voice