Generals win big at MA History Day State Finals

The following students received awards on Saturday at the Massachusetts History Day State Finals for their outstanding historical research projects.  All 1st and 2nd place winners will represent Massachusetts at the National History Day State competition in Washington DC this June. Thank you to Rob Emmett, Johann Knets, and Vinnie Bucci for the many hours they spend helping our students craft historical arguments and conduct scholarly research!

Congratulations to all of the participants!

Group Exhibit Name Title
Honorable Mention and the National Maritime Historical Society Special Award: Best Project in Maritime History Grace Moroney

Grace Tymann

The Nantucket Whaling Industry
Honorable Mention Jaceyoung Kum

Griffin Penn

Spencer Poore

Henry Ford: Assembling Modern America
Individual Website Name Title
1st place Isabel Kojima B.R. Ambedkar: Maker of Modern India
Honorable Mention Isabel Markus “A Nation In Which Laws, Not Men, Are Supreme”: The Integration of Central High in Little Rock, Arkansas
Group Website Name Title
Honorable Mention Karen Caufield

Victoria Cooper

Abby Demers

Ellen Rourke

The Encounter of Nelson Mandela and F.W. de Klerk to end Apartheid in South Africa
Honorable Mention Bradley Caccivio

Jack Gourdeau

Griffin Marshall

Keanu McDonough

Hawaiian Annexation
Individual Documentary Name Title
2nd Place Dennis van Maaren Shifting Sands: Oil and Change in Saudi Arabia
Group Documentary Name Title
2nd Place Jacqueline Fibbe

Maggie Perrotta

Sidney Farber: The War on Cancer
Honorable Mention Kelsey Lyons

Tori Vivenzio

Pippa White

Tobacco in Advertising
Individual Performance Name Title
2nd Place Mary Brao Mary Mallon: How Scientific Exploration Encountered Prejudice, Leading to Exchange of Individual rights for the Protection of the Public Health
Group Performance Name Title
2nd Place Julia Brown

Katie Ryan

The Summer of Love: Exploring a New Way of Life, Encountering Obstacles, and Exchanging Ideas