History Students Compete for a Chance to Visit Washington D.C.


East High School History students competed in the regional National History Day competition at William Chrisman High School on Saturday, March 3. East finished in 1st and 2nd place in the regional group exhibit category.

National History Day is a competition in which students can work individually or as a group to research a historical event within the context of a theme. There are three tiers of competition: regional, state and national. Students who advance to the national level have a chance to compete in Washington D.C.

East entered three group teams into the regional competition. This year’s theme was “Conflict and Compromise” throughout history. Team members and exhibit names included:

  • (1st Place) Alexandria Hamon, Isabella Hanke, Madison Spears and Denisse Martinez won “Iran Hostage Crisis”
  • (2nd Place) Benoit Bilombele and Fernando Quinones “The Harlem Hellfighters” pictured above
  • Ana Torres, Ayiana Mace, Desirae Jones, and Johnathan Monrroy “Women’s Suffrage in World War I”

The next step for the first and second place groups is competing in the state event this April.