History Day Winners

Thirteen Hart 8th-graders have been honored for their outstanding efforts on their History Day projects.

All of Hart's 8th-graders were required to make a History Day project as part of a history class assignment. This year's contest theme is Innovation in History. All of the students' amazing projects were on display March 9 for friends and family to view. The creativity shown with the projects was incredible.

The top students' projects will advance to the Alameda County competition on March 20 at the Oakland School for the Arts.

This year's Hart History Day winners are:
Individual Exhibits
Shona McCarthy, Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Christina Mintine, Johnny Appleseed
Victoria Molina, Carry Nation

Group Exhibits
Azi Gomroki and Sarah Yoshioka, Thar She Blows
Charles Jin and Kevin Yi, Civil War Ironclads

Individual Websites
Aisling O'Farrell, Radio
Crystal Tang, Carousels
Katrina Zhu, The Underground Railroad

Group Website
Vincent Chang, Alex Lin & Kevin Zhang, Benjamin Franklin

Other students who garnered special recognition for their wonderful efforts:
Daniella White, Creating Girl Scouts
Raven Delk, Chatter and Change: The Telephone
Jassae Virk, Steamboats
Nadia Siddiqi, The Steam Engine
Amanda Jorgenson, East Meets West: The Transcontinental Railroad
Byron Lo, The Typewriter: Typing Its Way into History
Rachel Reichenbach, A Flight Through Time:  How the Innovation of the Wright Brothers Changed Our Future

Special thanks to our judges for their hard work -- Keldon Clegg, Jeremy Detamore, Elizabeth Gage, Lizzy Gates, Nikki Montez, Amy Sweet, Mark Tierney and Pat Yu,. The judges interviewed students and carefully deliberated over each entry. With so many fabulous projects, their decisions were not easy.

Thanks also to the family and friends who came to Hart on a Tuesday evening to view the hard work of our 8th-graders.

Posted Friday, March 12, 2010