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HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS COMPETE IN LONG ISLAND HISTORY DAY COMPETITION AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY ON SUNDAY, MARCH 31ST

On Sunday, March 31st,  students from Hauppauge Middle and High School competed in Long Island History Day at Hofstra University.  Over 800 students from Long Island competed at this event. 

The social studies departments are happy to report that the following students:

Qualified for the NYS History Day (NYSHD) in Cooperstown, NY in April:

1st Place:  HS Group Performance: Katie Dolce, Peter Proscia, Rose Recce, Vincent Gerardi, and Michael Seda – Behind the Scenes of Beauty:  The Triumph and Tragedy of Audrey Munson

2nd Place:  HS Historical Paper:  Caroline Fortmeyer:  Triumph in the Wake of Tragedy:  The Work of the Love Canal Homeowners Association in the Face of an Environmental Disaster and Government Incompetence

3rd place - First Runner Up for NYSHD

HS Individual Documentary: Lucas Cavanagh:  Ryan White:  The Tragic Life of a AIDS patient

HS Historical Paper:  Emma Vasilakopoulos:  Engendering Progress:  How the Rwandan Genocide Furthered Women’s Rights

Special Awards:

Sreenand Mallisetty, MS Grade Conservation, Preservation, Restoration or an Entry tied to a Historic Site Award sponsored by Fire Island National Seashore -  “Rerouting the Chicago River”, http://76307460.nhd.weebly.com (website)

Emma Claps – HS -Labor History Award sponsored by NYSUT- New York State United Teachers - “The Newsboys of 1899: The Tragedy to Triumph on the Streets of New York” (exhibit)

Kerry Deasy and Teresa Deasy, HS Sports History Award sponsored by Atlantic Baseball Club “From Homemakers to Play Makers:  The Triumph and Tragedy of the AAGPBL (group exhibit)