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Seven Peck Groups Advance to State History Competition

On March 9, several Peck students from Grades 6 to 8 traveled with members of their families and Peck faculty advisors to Kean University to showcase their National History Day (NHD) projects at the regional competition. These students were chosen to exhibit in the regional event from the whole of their respective classes that created a wide variety of projects for the annual Peck NHD competition earlier in the year.
Forty students showcased their work in the regional competition this year (for a total of 24 individual or group projects), and of those who presented and answered questions from NHD judges, seven projects were selected to progress to the state level of competition in May.

“A big thank you to all of the students and parents who took time out of their first day of spring break to attend the National History Day Regional Competition,” said Sue Longenecker, Upper School history teacher. “Your time, effort, and support are very appreciated!”
The following projects will be advancing to the state competition in May at William Paterson University in Wayne:
  1. Individual Exhibit, The Brooklyn Bridge, by Ava DiPasquale ‘21
  2. Group Exhibit, The Influenza Pandemic of 1918: 100 Year Anniversary, by Kirsten Lytle ‘19 and Mallika Reddy ‘19
Live Performance:
  1. Individual Live Performance, American Pirates or Patriot Privateers?: How the Salamander Bites the (Achilles) Heel, by Marshall Herman ‘19
  1. Individual Website, The Apollo Missions, by Kay Lyon ‘19
  2. Individual Website, The Radium Girls: Get a Job, Lose a Life, by Isabella DiPasquale ‘19
  3. Group Website, The Indian Salt Marsh, by Avery Santomassimo ‘20, Kathryn Cepeda ‘20, and Abbie Van Cleef ‘20
Research Paper:
  1. Research Paper, The Stock Market Crash of 1929, by Alexandra Ouzounian ‘19



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