Several Clovis Unified students, plus other students across Fresno and Tulare counties, took home top prizes at California’s National History Day competition last weekend. Students in grades 4-12 were eligible to compete.
Two teams of Clovis West High School students won in the group website and group exhibit categories. William Chen, Marcus Goishi, Meng Lin Yu and Chaiyaporn Vatanatham won the exhibit prize for their project, “J. Robert Oppenheimer: Leadership in Atomics, Legacy of Fear” and Logan Hernandez, Megan Kawakami, Lynn Nguyen and Faiaz Rahman won the website prize for their project, “Pioneering Leadership: Rachel Carson and the Quest for Ecological Salvation.”
Buchanan High School students Matt Clark, Kelsey Ewing, Sydney Fox, Allison Hodge and Bridget Hughes won the group performance category for their project “Impatient Crusader: The Leadership and Legacy of Florence Kelley.”
Selma students Ellanie Catano, Parker Jones and Sakshi Palav from Roosevelt Elementary School won the 2D group competition with their project, “Jackie Robinson: The Man Who Played Baseball to End Segregation.” Anna Armstrong, a student at Lincoln Middle School, won for her project “Frances Perkins: The Workplace Warrior.”
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Jairo Aguilar, Matt Dunn and Wendy Martinez, of Kings River Elementary School in Tulare County, took home the the group performance prize for their project “The Unlikely Union of Three: Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta, and Fred Ross.”
The teams now qualify for the national competition, which will be held in June in College Park, Maryland.