Middle School students present at National History Day

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Six Middle School students had a unique opportunity to participate in National History Day at Hofstra University on March 18. To present at the highly regarded academic program was an exceptional achievement for the students and the school, as it is the inaugural year of the Prodell National History Club.

Natalie Casey, Melanie Cento, Anja Minty, Carly Mulroy, Selene Tan and Aaron Russell conducted extensive research on their selected historical topics with the theme of Conflict and Compromise for presentation at the event.

The students’ project topics included The Salem Witch Trials, Brown v. Board of Education, Galileo Galilei and German Unification. They completed their research utilizing the district's Virtual Reference Collection as well as the Library of Congress, NoodleTools and G-Suite.

“I am so proud of this group of young historians,” club adviser and social studies teacher Danielle Senneca said. “To have worked so hard and present historical research at a prestigious university is a major accomplishment.”

Senneca and the students are already looking forward to next year's competition, with the theme of “Triumph and Tragedy.”