South High Projects Advance To State, National History Day Contest

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A project created by teammates Jillian Chang and Sebastian Lennox will advance to the National History Day Contest in June. (Contributed photo)

Projects created by South High School students were awarded second and third place at the New York State History Day competition. Jillian Chang and Sebastian Lennox won second place in the Website Category at the state competition and will now advance to the National History Day Contest. Melody Song was awarded third place in the Individual Performance category at the state competition.
Jillian and Sebastian’s award-winning website submission is titled, “Fishin’ Wars: Reaffirming Native American Fishing Rights.” This is the second consecutive year that teammates Jillian and Sebastian have won awards in the Group Website category. In 2021, their project advanced to the National History Day Contest after earning second place at regional and state competitions.
Melody Song’s award-winning project, “nNHD News: Treaty of Versailles,” won third-place honors at both the regional and state levels of competition.
The theme for this year’s National History Day Contest is “Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.” The top three projects within each category at the Long Island History Day competition qualified for the New York State competition in May. The top two projects from each category at the state level will advance to the National Contest, to be conducted virtually in June.
The faculty advisor for the South High History Club is Fran Tria, social studies teacher.
—Submitted by the Great Neck
Public School District

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