HISTORY TOLD THROUGH RESEARCH, FILM AND ART WINS AWARDS
Barstow students dominated during the National History Day competition at Truman Library on Saturday, March 2. Five upper school students will now present their award-winning research papers, films and performances at the state competition next month.
More than half a million students in grades 6-12 participate in National History Day contests around the country, conducting original research and creating projects on historical topics of interest. This year, students researched historical topics related the theme, “Triumph and Tragedy.”
Meghana Lakkireddy, sophomore, won first place for her research paper, “Berlin Mean Boys,” about the LGBTQ community during the 1920s Weimar Republic in Germany.
Wenhan Sun and Ricky Zhong, juniors, won first place for their documentary, “1989 Tiananmen Square: A triumph in tragedy.”
Matthew Justis, sophomore, won third place for his documentary, “Defending ‘Our’ Country: The Navajo Code Talkers in WWII.”
Rishi Malay, sophomore, won third place for his performance, “The Trail of Tears: The Story of the Largest Exodus in United States History.”
These students will represent Barstow at the state NHD competition at the University of Missouri in Columbia on April 27.