Red Clay Students Earn Top Spots at History Competition
Congratulations to several Red Clay 7th- and 11th-grade students for participating in National History Day! As part of their yearlong research projects, students chose a topic related to the theme Communication in History: The Key to Understanding. They then delivered their final presentations in a virtual ceremony.
The winning students placed in individual and group categories including Website Design, Documentary, Research Paper and Performance. In the Special Award category, students earned the Global or Area Studies Award and the James Baker Award for African American History.
- In the Junior Individual Paper category, Ryan Doty took 2nd place and Cindy Tran took 3rd place.
- In the Junior Individual Website category, Sarah Cho earned 1st place and Josephine Pesce took 3rd place.
- In the Junior Group Website category, Janae Harrison and Ana Hughes came in 1st, Genevieve Carson and Inari Dennis came in 2nd, and Nadia Ongtawco and Victoria Rein took 3rd place.
- In the Junior Individual Documentary category, Calista DeGuzman earned 1st place, Samuel Caplan came in 2nd place, and Nadia Hunt took 3rd place.
- In the Junior Individual Exhibit category, Simon Charles Breen won 1st place.
- In the Junior Group Exhibit category, Elliot Jacob and Jacqueline Jerome came in 1st place.
- In the Junior Individual Performance category, Valerie Payne took 1st place and Gianna Melvin 2nd place.
- In the Senior Group Exhibit category, Courtney Drake and Seth Fields came in 1st place.
- Josephine Pesce won the Global or Area Studies Award.
- Nadia Hunt and Akimah Kumar won the James Baker Award for African American History.
All 1st and 2nd place projects will advance to The National Contest in June.
Special thanks to Andrew Bedell and Erin Sullivan, teachers at Cab Calloway School of the Arts, for guiding these young historians along the way!