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Shaker Students Earn Honors at State History Day Competition

April 28, 2022 - Over 23 students from Shaker Heights High School and Middle School have won recognition and awards at the Ohio State History Day competition. Five Shaker Heights High School projects, representing 13 students, will advance to the National Competition, taking place in June of this year. Overall, 10 projects won top prizes in the State contest, with five High School and one Middle School project winning special awards for their work. High School students work with Individuals and Societies teachers Sarah Davis and Joseph Konopinski, and Middle School students work with David Saluga.


Special Prizes:

The History of Education Award Senior Division

Margaret Sanger: Changing the Lives of Women Around the World Through Debate

Beatrice Augustine, Amelia Raymond


African American History Award from The Ohio State University

John Lewis in Selma: A Legacy of Debate and Diplomacy in Civil Rights by Jack Geisler


Ohio Academy of History Award from the Ohio State University

Negotiating Change: France Under Louis Philippe and the July Monarchy from 1830 to 1845 By Ari Feinberg

Shaker Heights Middle School


The Ohio Local History Alliance Award Senior Division

Abolition in Ohio: Plymouth Church by Matthew Huang, Josie Mayhew, Vivian Auten


The Ohio Women in Government Award Senior Division

Second Place: Saloon Smashers to Suffrage by Julia Filby


The Pro Football Hall of Fame History Award

Score! The Athletic Goals of Women Played Out Through Title IX Samantha Jalics, Caroline Harrison



Category Results and National Qualifiers:

Senior Group Documentary: 

First Place and National Qualifiers

Liberty Through Diplomacy: The Iran Hostage Crisis by Shawn Yu, Henry York, Taye Ziv


Senior Group Exhibit:

Honorable Mention

The Anti-Apartheid Movement in the US by Charlotte Smyers, Alexis Glinzler

 

Third Place

Score! The Athletic Goals of Women Played Out Through Title IX by Samantha Jalics, Caroline Harrison

 

Second Place and National Qualifiers

Concert of the Century: A First Lady's Diplomatic Fight for Social Justice

By Linnea Koops, Julia Babic, Eilidh Horn, Madeleine Fraser

 

First Place and National Qualifiers

Integral Integration: Story of the Little Rock Nine by Annabel Coxon, Shelby McBee

 

Senior Group Performance:

Third Place

Margaret Sanger: Changing the Lives of Women Around the World Through Debate by Beatrice Augustine, Amelia Raymond


Second Place and National Qualifiers

Abolition in Ohio: Plymouth Church by Matthew Huang, Josie Mayhew, Vivian Auten


Senior Group Website:

Honorable Mention

The Iran Hostage Crisis: A Failure of Negotiation by Jamie Jack, Ruben Rippner


Senior Individual Exhibit:

Third Place

John Lewis in Selma: A Legacy of Debate and Diplomacy in Civil Rights by Jack Geisler


Second Place and National Qualifier

Saloon Smashers to Suffrage by Julia Filby



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