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History Day 2017
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History Day 2017

Nearly 100 Kennedy Junior High students qualified to participate in the Region 4 History Day competition at Youngstown State University on April 1st. Kennedy had an exceptional showing, competing against schools from five counties, qualifying the most students to the state competition in a single year. The 2017 theme was
Taking a Stand in History. The following students and their projects received accolades:

Mahoning Valley Historical Society - Best Local Projects (Junior Division)

Best Local Group Exhibit: Madeline Gumino and Jenna Sajnovsky- “Upton Fights For Rights”

Best Local Individual Exhibit: Gianna Gray- “Rock the Vote!”

The following eighteen projects have advanced to represent Kennedy, and our five-county region, at the Ohio State History Day competition to be held on April 29th at Ohio Wesleyan University:

Individual Website:

1st Place: Lola Frenchko- “Victoria Woodhull: A Candidate For Equality”

2nd Place: Leah Bajnok- “Gloria Steinem: Making a Change in the Lives of American Women

Group Website:

1st Place: Perrin Morgan, Nadiyah Blackwell, and Beyonca Freeman- “Nelson Mandela: An African Hero”

2nd Place: Mark Naddour, Sarosh Sheth, Anthony Macali, and Robert Strickland- “Mahatma Gandhi: A Non-Violent Protester”

3rd Place: Patrick Valent, Alex DeSalvo, Eddie Kiernan, and Sammi Hindi- “Isaac Newton: A Mind Before His Time”

Group Perfomance:

1st Place: Will Toth and Michael Mauro- “Oskar Schindler: A New Hope For Jews”

Group Documentary:

1st Place: Alex Litton, Joey Fonagy, Emma Gorby, and Grace Fee- “ Peace and War: Kent State”

2nd Place: Emily Klaus and Kaycie Martinko- “The Start of Equal Rights: Betty Friedan”

Individual Exhibit:

2nd Place: Gianna Gray- “Rock the Vote!”

3rd Place: T.J. Harden- “Nelson Mandela: South Africa’s New Vision Against Apartheid”

Honorable Mention: Matthew Simms- “Edward Snowden: Savior or Traitor?”

Honorable Mention: David Smith- “Lewis Hine: The Pictures of Child Labor”

Honorable Mention: Alessandra Flevares- “Teresa Fedor: Stand Against Human Trafficking”

Group Exhibit:

1st Place: Mikayla Liogas, Zoe Schlosser, Mia Pishotti, and Annachiara Pagano- “Ruby Bridges: Building a Bridge to a Better Education”

2nd Place: Mason Gentile, Bobby Plizga, Jonah Owns, and Quincy Jones- “Jesse Owens: Race Against Segregation”

Honorable Mention: Austin Kovalik and Carmine DelliQuadri- “Greenpeace: Environmental Saviors”

Honorable Mention: Chloe Coates and Lola Mack- “Helen Keller: A Disabled Inspiration”

Honorable Mention: Jenna Sajnovsky and Madeline Gumino- “Upton Fights For Rights”

Any questions? Please contact History Day Advisor, Anthony Catale.