History Day Winners

Several Hart students have been honored for their outstanding efforts on their History Day projects.

Hart students (mostly 8th-graders, but a few 7th-graders) voluntarily created projects for History Day. This year's contest theme is Debate & Diplomacy in History: Success, Failures, Consequences. All of the students' amazing projects were on display last week 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 12 at the Oakland Museum of California. County winners will compete in the California State History Day competition in San Jose the last weekend of April.

This year's Hart History Day entrants and winners (marked with *) are:
Individual Exhibits
* Katie Lui -- A Fight for Her Rights
Lauren Bedard -- Titanic
Jade Cohen -- Buffalo Soldiers
* Annie Cai -- Plessy v. Ferguson
Rachael Heiman -- Discovery of Hawaii
Sofia Moskalenko -- The Medicis
James Kozuch -- Boston Tea Party

Group Exhibits

* Theresa Gao & Angela Kim -- Man vs. Alcohol
Quentin Kim & Andrew Nam -- Texas Revolution
Marlo Bourland, Kelly Duncan, Eva Kristof & Lilah Nolan -- 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
James Nelson & Jame Reimer -- Magna Carta

Individual Documentary
* Caroline Cho -- Sojourner Truth

Group Documentary
* Cameron Ritchie, Vicente Pedrozo & Omeed Ziari -- Civil War

Group Performance
Lauren Liao & Nicole Soto -- Patrick Henry

Individual Websites
Pallavi Joshi -- Bloody Murder in 1692
* Neha Nene -- The Dawes Act
Gabbie Syed -- Lowell Mill Girls
* Jonathan Tang -- Zimmerman Telegram

Special thanks to the volunteer judges from the Hart, Foothill and Amador staffs for their hard work -- Jeremy Detamore, Geoff Ennis, Ann Jarmuz, Terry Ludlow, Jane Maker, Nikki Montez, Nathan Parrish, Ron Polon Pat Yu and Mairi Wohlgemuth. The judges interviewed students and carefully deliberated over each entry to make the difficult final choice of selecting the top projects.

Thanks also to the family and friends who came to Hart on a Tuesday evening to view our students' hard work.

Posted Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011