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75 Aldine ISD Students Advance to State History Day

75 Aldine ISD Students Advance to State History Day
Posted on 03/21/2018

Ninety-six entries representing the work of 200 students from sixth through 12th grade took part in Regional History Day. Each year, young historians aspire to make it to the national level of the competition.

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The second major round of history fair competition judging is over. AISD has 75 students and their projects advancing to the Texas History Day contest.

The state contest is set for April 28 at the University of Texas-Austin and the Bullock Texas State History Museum. Regional-History-Day-Regional-History-Fair-2018-Image-2-768x425.jpg

Young historians earned first, second, third and honorable mention medals. The top two winners in each category now continue to work and improve their projects for the state event, which is the third level of competition. Students that place first and second will advance to National History Day. Each year, the national event takes place in June at the University of Maryland.

Every year, National History Day (NHD) frames students’ research within a historical theme. The 2018 theme is “Conflict and Compromise in History.”

Their research of the past helps them gain a better understanding of our world today. The goal is that students develop an understanding of people and societies.

— History is more than mere facts and dates. Students learn to dig deeper into historical content to develop perspective and understanding. —

Research shows National History Day program boosts school performance and job skills. 3 Regional-History-Day-Regional-History-Fair-2018-Image-3-768x430.jpg

There is research to back the value of taking part in history fairs. It concludes that students who take part do well in school.

The study shows that NHD students perform better on high-stakes tests. They develop into better writers as well as more confident and capable researchers. Students also develop a more mature perspective on current events. They also have higher civic engagement than their peers. Other skills gained include collaboration, time management and perseverance. These are all 21st century skills employers say are lacking in today’s workforce.

NHD Works: A Few Findings From the Study 4 National-History-Day-2018-Logo-1-300x233.jpg

  • NHD students outperform their non-NHD peers on state standardized tests. Not only do they do better in social studies, but in reading, science and math as well.
  • NHD students are better writers, who write with a purpose and real voice. They collect solid evidence to support their point of view.
  • NHD students are critical thinkers who can digest, analyze and synthesize information. Congratulations and Good Luck @ Texas History Day!

Regional Results

Junior Division (Grades 6-8)

Historical Paper

1st Place — Mariana Niño de Rivera
Project — Failure Is Impossible: Women Are Granted Equal Rights Through the 14th Amendment
Campus — Grantham Academy for Engineering (Magnet School)
Teacher —Alton Riggins

2nd Place — Justin Vásquez
Project — Economic Conflict in America: The Conversion Dilemna
Campus — Shotwell MS
Teacher — Monica Blackshire

3rd Place — Isabel Pamfile
Project —The Ever Controversial Treaty of Versailles
Campus — Grantham Academy for Engineering (Magnet School)
Teacher — Keith Murchison

Honorable Mention (HM) — Alejandro Najera
Project — Cuban Missile Crisis
Campus — Stovall MS
Teacher — Reba Athey

Individual Interpretive Website

1st Place — Kaden Patton
Project — Conflict and Compromise of Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canal
Campus — Houston Academy for Mathematics, Science & Fine Arts (Magnet School)
Teacher — Dr. Glendolyn Jeanlouis

2nd Place — Alexander Guel
Project — Postwar Germany
Campus — Teague MS
Teacher — Christina Frascino

3rd Place —Daniel Jimenez
Project —Decisions That Impacted Generations
Campus — Stovall MS
Teacher — Dan Perugini

Group Interpretive Website

1st Place — Emily Muñoz, Britney Segovia & Miriam Uresti
Project — N.A.T.O.
Campus — Grantham Academy for Engineering (Magnet School)
Teacher — Alton Riggins

2nd Place — Liza Hernández & Aritzi Martínez
Project: We Will Not Be Silent – We Will Fight for the Right to Vote
Campus — Reed Academy for Engineering (Magnet School)
Teacher: Ann-Renee Ceasar

3rd Place (tie) — Sabrina Corona, Natalee García & Emily Rebollo
Project — The Experimentation and Torture of Eva Mozes Kor: Forgiven
Campus — Reed Academy for Engineering (Magnet School)
Teacher: Ann-Renee Ceasar

3rd Place (tie) — Bernice Loera, Dayanaro Torres & Elizabeth Zapata
Project — The Salem Witch Trials
Campus — Grantham Academy for Engineering (Magnet School)
Teacher — Keith Murchison

Individual Exhibit

1st Place — Tahamid Bhuiyan
Project — A Compromise to Control Earth’s Greatest Weapon
Campus — Shotwell MS
Teacher — Monica Blackshire

2nd Place — Justin Raghoonanansingh
Project — Prohibition
Campus — Lewis MS
Teacher —Matthew Moore

3rd Place — Yacoob Badat
Project —The Indian Partition of 1947: A Conflict from Compromise
Campus —Wilson Intermediate School (International Baccalaureate (IB®) World School – Middle Years Program)
Teacher — Matt Strommer

Group Exhibit

1st Place — Yaretsi Banda, Bryan González, Edwin López & Emily García
Project — Death on Board
Campus — Hambrick MS
Teacher — Melissa Neely

2nd Place — John Duong & Isabella Marmalejo
Project — The Vietnam War and the Paris Peace Accords
Campus —Shotwell MS
Teacher — Monica Blackshire

3rd Place — Eva Dávila, Christina Duong, Keilly Irlas & Tiffany Martínez
Project — Martin McGuinness: From Terrorist to Peacemaker
Campus — Shotwell MS
Teacher — Monica Blackshire

HM — Alice Conghuyen & Jessica Sorn
Project — The Radium Girl: No Glamour in Compromise
Campus — Wilson Intermediate School (International Baccalaureate (IB®) World School – Middle Years Program)
Teacher — Matt Strommer

Individual Documentary

1st Place — Olivia Gonzales Project — The Mother of Medicine: Compromising One Life for Millions of Others Campus — Shotwell MS Teacher — Monica Blackshire

2nd Place —Haylie Faylogna
Project — An Unjust Compromise: Japanese Internment Camps
Campus —Rayford Intermediate School
Teacher — Wyquanza Buckner

3rd Place — Josué Rebolloso
Project — Desmond Doss: The Military Hero Who “Wasn’t Fired”
Campus — Reed Academy for Engineering (Magnet School)
Teacher — Alicia Abdi

Group Documentary

1st Place — Graciela de la Cuesta, Tiffany Gómez & Victoria Mireles
Project — The Venezuelan War
Campus — Lewis MS
Teacher — Erica Mercer

2nd Place — Mónica Aguirre, América Flores & Hailey Robinson
Project — The Truman Doctrine
Campus — Grantham Academy for Engineering (Magnet School)
Teacher — Alton Riggins

3rd Place — Jimena García & Tori White
Project — The My Lai Massacre
Campus — Rayford Intermediate School
Teacher — Wyquanza Buckner

HM — Armando Flores, Jayda Giles & Jaelyn Greene
Project — Anne Frank: From Hitler to Hiding
Campus — Reed Academy for Engineering (Magnet School)
Teacher — Alicia Abdi

Individual Performance

1st Place — Emma Montiel
Project — A White Girl’s Take on the Montgomery Bus Boycott
Campus — Drew Academy for Mathematics, Science & Fine Arts (Magnet School)
Teacher — Katherine Montenegro

2nd Place — Reanna Durbin
Project — Valentina Tereshkova: The Conflict of Putting the First Woman in Space
Campus — Reed Academy for Engineering (Magnet School)
Teacher: Ann-Renee Ceasar

Group Performance

1st Place — Ashley Íñiguez, Jacob Obregón & Ángel Paz
Project — Never Forget
Campus — Aldine MS
Teacher — Connie Guillory

2nd Place — Aaliyah Callaway & Alicia Garza
Project — Berlin Wall … or Gorbachev
Campus — Grantham Academy for Engineering (Magnet School)
Teacher — Alton Riggins

3rd Place — Miranda Amaro, Karol García & Leslie Torres
Project — Malala Yousafzai: Conflict While Campaigning for Her Education
Campus — Reed Academy for Engineering (Magnet School)
Teacher: Ann-Renee Ceasar

HM — Aliyah Flores, Aniyah Jackson & Stephany Samuel
Project — Katherine Johnson: The Human Calculator
Campus — Parker Intermediate School
Teacher — Angela Gloria

Senior Division (Grades 9-12)

Historical Paper

1st Place — Linda Duong
Project — Claiborne: Handling A Maelstrom of Collective Identities
Campus — Eisenhower HS (International Baccalaureate World School — Offers the Diploma Program)
Teacher — Lezlee Brinkman

2nd Place — Angela Rocha
Project — From ‘Milk and Water’ to Bread and Butter: The Partisan Conflict That Shaped a Nation
Campus — MacArthur HS
Teacher — Julie Thoma

3rd Place — Karen Córdova Project — Mending the Conflict and Compromising to Create The North American Women’s Suffrage Association
Campus — Eisenhower Ninth Grade School (International Baccalaureate World School — Middle Years Program)
Teacher — John Fenney

Individual Interpretive Website

1st Place — Denisse Córdova
Project — The Wings of Mexico: Frida Kahlo’s Artistry and Persona
Campus — MacArthur HS
Teacher — Julie Thoma

2nd Place — Victor Wang
Project — The Great Conflict: The Grand Compromise
Campus — Nimitz HS
Teacher — Barbi Petty

3rd Place — Pranpreeya Namcharoen
Project — Revolutionizing Japan
Campus — Davis HS
Teacher — Bethany Wilson

Group Interpretive Website

1st Place — Gladys Barrera, Alousius Fombang, Andrew Fombang & Isaac Veloz
Project — From Subdivision to Superfund: The Toxic Tale of a Texas Neighborhood
Campus — Nimitz HS
Teacher — Barbi Petty

2nd Place — Alpha García, Adrián Garza, Miriam Hernández & Lillian Nicholas
Project — The Unionization of General Motors
Campus — Carver HS for Engineering, Applied Technology & The Arts (Magnet School)
Teacher — Todd Gonion

3rd Place — John Castañeda & Nicolas Gonzales
Project — Conflict and Compromise in the Canyon
Campus — Nimitz HS
Teacher — Barbi Petty

HM — Jeilene Figueroa, Nelly Montaño & Bertha Sagreiros
Project — OPEC: A Battle for Oil
Campus — MacArthur HS
Teacher — Julie Thoma

Individual Exhibit

1st Place — Ángel Fonseca
Project — Operation Paperclip
Campus — Aldine HS
Teacher — Kendal Davis

2nd Place — Daphne López
Project — Messenger of the Stars
Campus — Carver HS
Teacher — Todd Gonion

3rd Place — Bryan Grimaldi
Project — A Splendid Little War
Campus — MacArthur HS
Teacher — Julie Thoma

HM — Carmen Gonzalez
Project — The War of 1812
Campus — MacArthur HS
Teacher — Julie Thoma

Group Exhibit

1st Place — Alyssa Dávila, Clay Hatcher, Andrea Luna, Jesús Pérez & Francisco Portillo
Project — Chaos or Community? The Conflicting Ideologies of Change
Campus — MacArthur HS
Teacher — Julie Thoma

2nd Place — Raymundo Barrera, Roland Reyes, Abigail Tack, Isaiah Thomas & Héctor Torres
Project — The Chamizal Dispute: A Century of Conflict
Campus — Nimitz HS
Teacher — Barbi Petty

3rd Place — Jazmine Alvarado, Daisy Delgadillo & Alondra Zaragoza
Project — The Six-Day War
Campus — MacArthur HS
Teacher — Julie Thoma

HM — Anum Badat, Abetzi Vásquez & Aiyana Vásquez
Project — In the Shadow of the Mushroom Cloud
Campus — Davis Ninth Grade School
Teacher — Reginald Grant

Individual Documentary

1st Place — Isabel Rivas
Project — Battle for the West: The Conflicts and Compromises of Jackson Hole
Campus — Nimitz HS
Teacher — Barbi Petty

2nd Place — Jaasan del Sordo
Project — The Crusades
Campus — Aldine HS
Teacher — Amanda Dagen

3rd Place — Graciela Andrade
Project — Bakke vs. the University of Davis
Campus — Eisenhower Ninth Grade School (International Baccalaureate World School — Middle Years Program)
Teacher — John Fenney

Group Documentary

1st Place — Vanessa Arellano, Alejandra Arroyo, Alyssia Cossio, Devin Crawfoot & José Pérez
Project — Feeding Hungry People: The Conflicts and Compromises Associated With America’s Food Stamp Program
Campus —Nimitz Ninth Grade School
Teacher — Rick Cheplick

2nd Place — Julian Bittan, Jeremiah Lyons, Derick Ofori & Ana Pedraza
Project — When the Postman Didn’t Ring Twice: The 1970 Postal Strike
Campus — Nimitz HS
Teacher — Barbi Petty

3rd Place — Laeticia Guenoun, Jordan Johnson & Kai Womack
Project — The Battle of Algiers
Campus — Carver HS for Engineering, Applied Technology & The Arts (Magnet School)
Teacher — Todd Gonion

HM — Jade Huynh & Juan Lomeli
Project — Stalemate: The Korean War
Campus — Aldine HS
Teacher — Amanda Dagen

HM — Diego Garza, Bryan Mérida, Bartolo Pereira & Roberto Reyes
Project — Nuclear Chess: The Cuban Missile Crisis
Campus — Victory Early College HS
Teacher — Scott Groen

Individual Performance

1st Place — Jacqueline Hernández
Project — Rigoberta Menchu
Campus —Nimitz HS
Teacher — Barbi Petty

Group Performance

1st Place — Katalina Durán, Óscar Rivera, Ayiana Stubblefield, Natalia Vargas & Soraida Sosa
Project — End the Arms Race, Not the Human Race
Campus — Nimitz HS & Nimitz Ninth Grade School
Teacher — Barbi Petty

2nd Place — Paola Cancino & Yesenia Juárez
Project — Conflict and Compromises: The Feminine Identity
Campus — MacArthur HS
Teacher — Julie Thoma

3rd Place — Micaela Casanova & Lizbeth Santiago
Project — The Case of the Century
Campus — MacArthur Ninth Grade School
Teacher — Charlotte Duff

(Program directors of social studies provided winner information. Monica Blackshire provided all the pictures.)