Our Lynx had a tremendous showing at the regionals for the National History Day Competition. Middle and Upper School teams earned various awards and advanced to the State Competition being held online in April.
The competition allows students to showcase their creativity and research skills by developing projects with historical themes. Middle and Upper School students created projects based on this year's theme, "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding."
Students competed in five categories: papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites and performances. Tennessee History Day helps competing students learn the importance of history and critical thinking through the use of primary source documents, in-depth research and analysis.
"These students really did an amazing job speaking to the theme and doing some next-level historical research," said Amber Colvin, the students Upper School Advisor for the competition.
Regional History Day Awards:
Junior Group Exhibit 2nd place: Emma Kerr '25 Delaney Price '25 and Bella Zeni '25 – "Fashion: Conveying Class."
Junior Group Performance, 2nd Place: Sarah Przybyszewski '25, Kaylee Alford '25, Hugh Parker '25 and Nicholas Holland '25 – "The Experiences of the Navajo Code Talkers."
Junior Group Website, 3rd Place: Myles Thomas '26, Sachin Lyons '26 and Vikram Srinivas '26 – "Newspaper communication before and during the Revolutionary War."
Junior Group Performance, 1st Place: Issa Syali '27, Tahlia Hamze '27, Asha Lyons '27, Navya Kumar '27 and Noor Sandhu '27 – "Women's Rights Through the Ages: A history of Abigail Adams, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg."
Senior Group Exhibit, 1st Place: Dima Chemaitilly '24 and John Michael Pfrommer (White State High School) – "Communication During the Reconstruction Era: The Memphis and New Orleans Massacres of 1866."
Senior Group Performance, 2nd Place: Hayley McManic '23, Evan Lewellyn '23, Malaika Kumar '23, Dany Hamze '23 and Risha Manga '23 – "Know Your Enemy: The Viet Cong."
Senior Individual Exhibit, 1st Place: Jyotika Maharaj '23, "The Grand Ole Opry – Catalyzing Diversity by Leveraging the Communication Form through the Power of Country Music"
Senior Individual Documentary, 2nd Place: Krishnav Manga '24 – "Jo Ann Allen Boyce and the Story of The Clinton 12"