May 1, 2018 - Texas State National History Day Winners
Students from Otto Middle School, Rice Middle School and Plano East Senior High School participated in the Texas State History Day Contest in Austin on April 28. Students who earned first or second place awards, will advance to the National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland – College Park in June.
Individual (advancing to national competition)
Madhalasa Iyer, Rice Middle School, seventh grade - first place junior individual performance
Anjali Gonuguntla, Plano East Senior High, tenth grade - second place senior individual documentary
(Right) Madhalasa Iyer, Rice Middle School and (left) Aaron Felix, Tarun Yeddula, Neil Jayarajan, Aniq Chunara and Sujith Bhakta Plano East Senior High School
Group (advancing to national competition)
Sujith Baktha, Aniq Chunara, Aaron Felix, Neil Jayarajan and Tarun Yeddula, Plano East Senior High, twelfth grade - first place senior group performance
Suzie Chang, Ruth Franklin, Israa Mustafa, Alvin Ta and Shiva Teerdhala, Plano East Senior High, eleventh grade - second place senior group exhibit
Other Award Recipients
Mohit Gupta, Plano East Senior High, twelfth grade - third place senior historical paper
Jason D’Souza, Plano East Senior High, eleventh grade - third place senior individual performance
Halle Miller, Plano East Senior High, eleventh grade - third place senior individual exhibit
Natasha Raman, Plano East Senior High, eleventh grade - fourth place senior individual performance
(Left) Natasha Raman, Plano East Senior High and (right) Jason D'Souza, Plano East Senior High
The theme for this year’s National History Day is "Conflict and Compromise in History." Students compete in the contest by selecting a topic related to the theme, conducting research using primary and secondary sources and analyzing their findings. Students present their work in papers, exhibits, websites, performances or documentaries. More information can be found on the National History Day website and the Texas State Historical Association website.