Students Advance to State History Day Contest

Hart sent an impressive 11 students to the county National History Day competition this weekend and five students were fortunate enough to have their projects chosen to advance to the state contest.

Lauren McNamara, Christina Ge, Ariel Tsay, Anusha Vemuri and Pratyusha Vemuri were honored with the opportunity to compete in California's National History Day contest in late April in Riverside. Matthew Dickinson was chosen as an alternate. The winners also received gold medals.

Alameda and Contra Costa counties' National History Day contest was held Saturday, March 24 at the Oakland Museum of California. The theme of this year's contest is Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History. Nearly 150 students competed at the county level.

Hart history teacher Anne Everton received special recognition for being the "matriarch" of Alameda County's annual National History Day participation.

Students who competed at the county level are:
Individual Exhibits
Lauren McNamara -- 19th-Century Women Writers
Mariana Perera -- The Mexican-American War
Diana Tschirky -- Battle of Bunker Hill

Group Exhibits
Christina Ge & Ariel Tsay -- Textile Mills and Factories of the Industrial Revolution
Anusha Vemuri & Pratyusha Vemuri -- La Amistad
Asha Rudrabhatla & Sophie Samii -- The Oregon Trail

Individual Website
Snigdha Jayavarapu -- The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Historical Paper
Matthew Dickinson -- Assassination of William McKinley

Congratulations to all of Hart's outstanding history students and Mrs. Everton for their hard work and dedication.

Special thanks to parent Margo Tschirky for providing this important student news.