A number of students from the Westerville City School district participated in District 6 History Day Competition on March 11 at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. Research and projects were created following the theme, Taking a Stand.
Moving on to the State contest from Genoa Middle School are:
- Lilliana Winkler, Junior Individual Documentary, Witold Pilecki. Lisa Lunn, Deanna McDaniel, teachers;
- Emma Snyder, Dilara Sen, Laura Wolfe, Junior Group Documentary, Alice Hamilton. Drew Farrell, Deanna McDaniel, teachers; and
- Kyra Lesmerises, Junior Individual Website, Rachel Carson: How One Woman and One Book Saved Our Environment. Caley Nestor-Baker, Deanna McDaniel, teachers.
Heritage Middle School History Day students advancing to the State competition are:
- Anna Sekeres and Tahira Johnson, Junior Group Performance, The Dancer’s Story. Jennifer Cole, teacher; and
- Colin Brame, Junior Individual Paper, Indifference: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Patrick Acocks, teacher.
Walnut Springs Middle School students advancing to the State competition are:
- Abby Cumming-Vukovic, Junior Individual Website, Raoul Wallenberg: One Man Can Stand For Thousands. Pat Schirtzinger, Jean Trimble, teachers;
- Xiaowen Li, Junior Individual Website, Into Living Perdition: The Story of Witold Pilecki. Pat Schirtzinger, Jean Trimble, teachers;
- Ethan Weaver, Junior Individual Exhibit, Col. Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts. Pat Schirtzinger, teacher;
- Rebekah Fannin, Junior Individual Exhibit, Jane Addams. Pat Schirtzinger, teacher; and
- Anna Whiting, Junior Paper, Horace Mann: Taking a Stand for Public Education Reform in America. Pat Schirtzinger, teacher.
Moving on to the State competition from Westerville Central High School is:
- Ema Rennie, Senior Paper, The Magnuson Act of 1943: Repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Deanna McDaniel, teacher.
All student projects will compete at the State level at Ohio Wesleyan on April 29.