Compiled by The Bedford Citizen
“Projects that placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their respective categories qualified to move onto the state contest on April 1,” said History Day advisor James Sunderland. “Long story short, every single project qualified for the state contest.”
- Title IX — Helen Pulizzi — 1st
- Winston Churchill — Parker DeBaryshe — 2nd
- Omaha Beach — Janae Carpenter — 3rd
- Black Mountain College — Neil Luczai — 1st
- Claudette Colvin — Julia Doucet — 1st
- Monuments Men — Taline Dawson, Maria Wilson, Leslie Yan — 1st
- Jesse Owens — Evan Comeau, Gerald Liao, Robbie Meehan, Shane Meyer, Michael Vaughan — 2nd
- March 1st Movement — Hannah Dacayanan, Mari Fay, Stacey Kwan, Christine Lee — 1st
- Zora Neale Hurston — Lexia Cicone, Cordy Houck, Natalie Knight, Georgia Michelman — 2nd
- The Letterman System — Megan Demeo, Melissa Driscoll — 3rd
- Jane Addams — Michael Chen, Rachelle Shao, Jasmin Yannix — 1st
- Sun Yat-Sen — Joe Avram, Nolan Holley, George Wei — 2nd
- Hollywood 10 — Caitlin Barr, Evan Stebe — 3rd
Several projects also earned special prizes:
- Helen Pulizzi’s individual exhibit, Title IX, won the Worcester Bravehearts award for best project on taking a stand in sports history
- Megan Demeo & Melissa Driscoll’s group website, The Letterman System, won the Clara Barton Birthplace Museum award for best project on the history of medicine.
- Hannah Dacayanan, Mari Fay, Stacey Kwan & Christine Lee’s group documentary, The March 1st Movement, won a Worcester Art Museum award for demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of the role of art in history.
- Lexia Cicone, Cordy Houck, Natalie Knight & Georgia Michelman’s group documentary, Zora Neale Hurston, also won a Worcester Art Museum award
“This is the first time in our district competition history that all of our projects advanced to the state finals,” said Sunderland.
The Massachusetts History Day competition will be held on Saturday, April 1 at Stoneham High School and will feature the best projects in the Commonwealth. Projects that place 1st or 2nd in their respective categories at the state competition will qualify to represent Massachusetts at the national competition in June.