June 15, 2017—Shaker Heights High School and Middle School students traveled to 2017 National History Day competition this week in College Park, Md. to present their entries and exhibits along with more than 3,000 other students from around the country.
Sophomore Charlotte Lo displayed her individual exhibit "Can't Make a Monkey Out of Me: Science and Religion in the Scopes Trial" at the National Museum of American History in Washington, DC.
Eighth grader Madeline Price won the Outstanding Affiliate Entry Award for the best Junior Division project in Ohio for their group documentary "Katharine Graham: Taking a Stand for Freedom of the Press." Madeline also had the opportunity to meet with Graham's grand-daughter Katherine Weymouth, who presented them with signed copies of Graham's autobiography.
Sophomores Annie Stibora and Trinity Reeves (with Noa Marcus, who was absent) won the Outstanding Entry award for the best Senior Division project in Ohio for their group performance "Nelly Bly: What a Girl is Good For."
High School Social Studies teacher Joe Konopinski and Middle School Social Studies teacher David Saluga coached the students.