Jericho Students Excel at Virtual New York State History Day
Jericho Students Excel at Virtual New York State History Day
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Although Long Island History Day was cancelled this year, New York State History Day (NYSHD) went on as a virtual event. Many hundreds of students from throughout New York submitted projects in modified formats. Research projects that placed first or second in their category will be advancing to National History Day (NHD). NHD will also be virtual. 


Jericho’s Social studies teachers assisted students who chose to continue working in this remote environment. “Special recognition should be given to social studies teacher Theresa Cantwell and middle school librarian Valerie Mignone-Conklin who assisted all Jericho students who participated in NYSHD,” said Dr. Eric Sundberg, Curriculum Associate for Social Studies, Business and Libraries. “These results are directly related to the willingness of educators to provide ongoing assistance and feedback to our students. As always, extraordinary results come from the willingness of students and teachers to go beyond ordinary expectations.”


Junior Group Documentary


First Place

Student Researchers: Stephanie Hsu and Noha Myreen

Rebel on the Bench: Thurgood Marshall Breaks Racial

Barriers in Society

Teachers: James Lawlor and Michelle Vevante


Senior Group Documentary


Second Place

Student Researchers: Catherine Kim and Emily Kim

Loving v. Virginia: A Love That Broke Barriers

Teacher: Diana Crescitelli


Junior Group Exhibit


First Place

Student Researchers: Khushi Patel and Jessica Weissman

“Not Even a Footnote”: Rosalind Franklin Breaks the Gender

Barrier in Science

Teacher: Konstantinos Kovoros


Junior Group Website


First Place

Student Researchers: Alexa Coven and Sarah Cohon

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: Hedy Lamarr and the

Wireless Revolution

Teacher: Theresa Cantwell


Junior Individual Documentary


Third Place

Student Researcher: Vishrut Goyal

NATO: Breaking the Iron Curtain

Teacher: Pamela Travis




Junior Individual Performance


Second Place

Student Researcher: Rebecca Perlman

Shirley Temple: The Little Girl who Broke Through the

Nation's Despair

Teacher: Pamela Travis


Junior Individual Website


Third Place

Student Researcher: Manfred Lim

The Iron Horse: Breaking Barriers in Transportation

Teacher: Judi Adler


First Place

Student Researcher: Kaitlin Choi

James Reese Europe: The Jazz Lieutenant Who Broke the

Color Barrier in Music

Teacher: Konstantinos Kovoros


Senior Individual Website


First Place

Student Researcher: Naomi Yu

Patsy Mink: Shattering Barriers of Sexism and Inequality

Teacher: Valerie Conklin


Junior Paper


Third Place

Student Researcher: Jordan Perlman

Sputnik: The Launch that Started the Space Race

Teacher: Theresa Cantwell



First Place

Student Researcher: Brendan Shek

"Sí, se puede": Dolores Huerta- Breaking Barriers for

Farmworkers’ Rights

Teacher: Konstantinos Kovoros



Junior Individual Exhibit


3rd Place

Student Researcher: Arjun Bindra

“Freedom Riders: Riding Through the Barriers”

Teachers: Michelle Vevante