Historical excellence

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Nearly 40 students from Woodland Middle School and W.T. Clarke Middle School have been selected to showcase their work at the 2019 Long Island History competition, which will be held on March 31 at Hofstra University. This event, which serves as an initial round of the National History Day contest, will feature the winners of school-level history day exhibitions.  

Seventh- and eighth-graders from both middle schools presented their projects to building and district administrators on February 8. They covered a variety of historical topics including the Boston Tea Party, Transcontinental Railroad, Salem Witch Trails, the Great Bengal Famine, Women’s Suffrage, The Battle of the Alamo and the Great Purge, to name a few. 

National History Day is a highly regarded annual academic program for elementary and secondary school students. Projects focusing on historical topics are developed through extensive research utilizing outlets such as libraries and museums. Students can present their work in the form of papers, exhibits, websites or documentaries.

Winners from the upcoming competition may go on to the next round – the New York State competition. The district wishes the best of luck to these students!