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Peters Makes History (Day)!

Some students took home cash awards.

Peters Township’s youngest history enthusiasts made their presence known at the March 2 and 3 regional competition of the National History Day contest, known as NHD-Pitt. 

Twenty-eight middle school and high school students were among the 529 contestants who gathered at the Heinz History Center for the event.

History Day is an opportunity for students to present historical papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries and original website designs pertaining to an annual theme.  ntries this year focused on the theme of “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas and Events.”  

Fourteen Peters Township students returned from NHD-Pitt with medals, and in some cases cash awards. 

The next level of competition, NHD in PA, is slated for May 3-4, 2013 at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, PA.

First Place Awards 

Joshua Bowman, Joshua Larimer & Jason Lee, Grade 12
Senior Group Documentary
Entry Title: Fighting Lead with Lies: How Deception was the Turning Point for Allied Victory in Europe

Nicholas Wolk, Grade 9
Senior Individual Exhibit
Entry Title: The Battle of Actium: Rome versus Rome

Olivia Castellone, Grade 8
Junior Individual Exhibit
Entry Title: Sex, Sports, and Segregation: Title IX in Action 

Second Place Awards

Nick Larimer & Ryan Williams, Grade 10
Senior Group Documentary
Entry Title: East Wind, Rain: Was knowledge of the Pearl Harbor attack a turning point in U.S. involvement in World War II?

Shreya Sharma & Angela Roberts, Grade 8
Junior Group Performance
Entry Title: The Sounds of Silence: Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring

Third Place Awards

Jeff Bergman, Grade 12
Senior Historical Paper
Entry Title: The Gilded Illusion of Bretton Woods: The Turning Point in Global Monetary Policy

Delaney Wehn, Grade 10
Senior Individual Exhibit
Entry Title: Division and Destruction of the “Dark” Continent

Danielle Vulcano & Adianna Williams, Grade 8
Junior Group Exhibit
Entry Title: “Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down this Wall”

Morgan Malencia, Grade 8
Junior Individual Website
Entry Title: The First Modern Olympics

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