Students from H.B. Whitehorne Middle School participated in a regional competition for New Jersey History Day at Rutgers on March 1, accompanied by teacher Phillip Kratzman. The theme for 2015 was “Leadership and Legacy in History” and the HBW students were competing against peers from Hudson and Monmouth counties, as well as elsewhere in Essex County.
The five categories for entries are exhibit, documentary, website, historical paper and performance. The HBW students had 20 entries and 11 of them advanced to the state round:
Vincent Hogan – Roger Bacon (7th grade)
Grady Short – W.E.B. Dubois (8th grade)
Carolyn Feeley, Leah Pandian, Alex Newman – Attila the Hun (7th grade)
Lily Dastis, Matthew Dubois, Eric Frey, Gillian Lamb, Rebecca Marcillo-Gomez – Alfred Nobel (8th grade)
Abigail Bermeo, Chloe Mathewson, Emily Osborne, Emily Weisser – Toussaint Louverture (7th grade)
Daniel Ambrosio, Nicole Volpe, Chloe Lamb – Zora Neale Hurston (8th grade)
William Sheehan, Christopher Robinson – Napoleonic Code (8th grade)
Ashley Baumgard, Tess Lucanie, Annie Johnson – Susan B. Anthony (7th grade)
Marnie Shick – Hammurabi’s Code (8th grade)
Gracie Cleaver, Maeve McGinley, Molly Ligon – Eleanor Roosevelt (8th grade)
Megan Forrest, Elizabeth Hensal, Julia Burke, Lily Benanchietti – General Matthew Ridgway (8th grade)
The state round will be held May 2 at William Patterson University. Qualifiers from two other regional competitions will join the HBW qualifiers to compete at the state level.