Eight Middle School students recently participated in National History
Day at Hofstra University. The students conducted extensive research on
their selected historical topics with the theme of Triumph and Tragedy
for presentation at the event.
The highly regarded academic program was an opportunity for students to
analyze and interpret their research and present their topics’
significance in history. They completed their research utilizing the
district's Virtual Reference Collection as well as the Library of
Congress, oral history interviews, NoodleTools and G-Suite.
Aaron Russell, who presented in the Junior Individual Exhibit with his
project Easter Rising, was the Irish Specialty Award winner and Carly
Mulroy was honored with the History Club Commendation for her research
on Nikola Tesla: Man Out of Time. Anja Minty also exhibited at the
individual level with her project The Atomic Bomb: A Scientific
Revolution and Ethical Disaster.
Presenting in the Junior Group Exhibit were Natalie Casey and Melanie
Hagen with their project on The Equal Rights Amendment and Alexandria
Kall, Kathryn Winters and Alex Zhang for their presentation on The
“I am so proud of the students involved,” social studies teacher and
History Club adviser Danielle Senneca said. “To present historical
research at a university is quite an accomplishment, especially while in
The students have already started planning for the 2020 competition with the theme of Breaking Barriers in History.