Congratulations to Saad Ashar, Zayd Bhatti, Pavithra Jayakumar and Gopika Sarvepalli for coming in first place in their respective categories in the Capital Region New York State History Day competition!
Both teams developed their projects over the course of several months with the History Research and Competition Club (HRCC), which is open to both high school and junior high students. Saad Ashar and Zayd Bhatti made a group documentary titled, “Communication in History: The Catastrophic Miscommunication That Led to The Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” while Pavithra Jayakumar and Gopika Sarvepalli created a group web site titled, “R.M.S. Titanic Sinks: 1,517 Lives Lost To Miscommunication.” Both groups made excellent use of primary sources and demonstrated great perseverance to work on their projects virtually.
As a result of their first place award, Saad, Zayd, Pavithra and Gopika’s projects will advance to the New York State History Day state competition. The regional and state competitions are part of the National History Day (NHD) competition, which is the largest history research competition in the country for students in grades 6-12. This is a great achievement!
Watch the first place announcements: