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Lynx take top spot at History Day Contest

Lausanne students took part in the National History Day Contest last weekend and came away winning first place! They will now advance to the National Competition in Maryland June 9 through June 12.

Congratulations to Malaika Kumar '23, Hayley McManic '23, Risha Manga '23, Dany Hamze '23, and Nikhita Srinivas '23 for their winning group performance. 

The upper school group performance by Ali Devji '21, Isabel Kagoo '21, Dalia Chemaitilly '21, Caitlin Brown '21 and Jad Hamze '21 also won first place and will advance to nationals. 

National History Day (NHD) is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for teachers and students to engage in historical research. Each year National History Day uses a theme to provide a lens through which students can examine history, with the theme for 2019 being Triumph & Tragedy in History.

The annual theme frames the research for both students and teachers, but broad enough to allow students to select topics from any place (local, national, or world) and any time period in history. Once students choose their topics, they investigate historical context, historical significance, and the topic’s relationship to the theme by conducting research in libraries, archives, and museums; through oral history interviews; and by visiting historic sites.