Parker Students Rock the State History Day Competition and Move on to Nationals

Congratulations to the 37 Parker students from the Middle and Upper Schools who represented San Diego County at the California National History Day in Rocklin, CA. The team had phenomenal success. In addition to other awards won this year, Elle Hansen, Class of 2019; Adam Nussbaum, Class of 2019; and Avi Waldman, Class of 2018, earned the Longevity Award for six or more years of participation at the State level. Zachary Braner, Class of 2019; Cleo Chaplin, Class of 2019; Vicky Comunale, Class of 2019; Davis Kedrosky, Class of 2019; Jeyan Kirtay, Class of 2019; and Adam Nussbaum, Class of 2019, advanced to the National Competition at the University of Maryland in June.

Listed below are the students whose projects ranked in the top three in their preliminary heat at the state competition.

JUNIOR DIVISION: Grades 6, 7, 8
Finalist projects were among the top three in their preliminary heat.

Toren Andersen, Class of 2022
The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Precedent for the Utilization of Compromise
Website Finalist

Aadam Awad, Class of 2022
A Futile Compromise: Redefining the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
Historical Paper Finalist

Jack Ducote, Class of 2023
The Tip of the Iceberg: The Antarctic Treaty of 1959
Exhibit Finalist

Hayden Ghosh and Ari Mazow, Classes of 2022
Prohibition in America: Tempering Temperance

Jenna Kim, Class of 2022, and Sami Kim, Class of 2024
Conflicts and Compromise in the Korean War
Website Finalist

Sanjana Kumar, Class of 2024
Conflicting Views on Compromise: Churchill and the Appeasement

Jefferson Smith, Class of 2022
From Paranoia to Peace: Reagan, Gorbachev, and the End of the Cold War
Documentary Finalist

Natalia Wornovitzky, Class of 2023
Puppets and Patriots: Conflict and Compromise in World War II France
Historical Paper Finalist

Finalist projects were among the top three in their preliminary heat.

Elsa Baumgartner, Class of 2021; and Adelyn Phillips, Class of 2021
A Wardrobe at War: Compromise in Fashion

Zach Braner and Davis Kedrosky, Classes of 2019
A City Divided: War, Secession, and the Forging of Roman Republicanism
Website Winner

Jacob Brittain, Class of 2019
The Golden Age of Conflict and Compromise: Piracy in the Caribbean

Liam Brownlie, Ian Lillie, and Ollie Pai, Class of 2021
Stopping the Chain Reaction: The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Cleo Chaplin and Adam Nussbaum, Classes of 2019
Berkeley on Strike: Shut it Down
California Council for the Promotion of History Award
Documentary Winner

Maya Chu and Sonali Chu, Classes of 2019
Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Costly Consequences of Failed Compromises
Exhibit Third Place

Victoria Comunale and Jeyan Kirtay, Classes of 2019
The Smoke of War and the Mirrors of Versailles: An Appropriate Compromise to End the Great War
Exhibit Winner

Katharina Haas, Class of 2019
Christmas Truce: Compromise in War

Eleanor Hansen, Class of 2019
Conflicting Morality: Operation Paperclip’s Compromise
Documentary Finalist

Cate Hasler, Class of 2020
The Geneva Conventions of 1949: The Civilian Crisis

Elias Jinich, Class of 2018; Gabriel Jinich, Class of 2020; Neusha Kharrati, Class of 2020; and Avi Waldman, Class of 2018
Nixon and Brezhnev: Conflict and Compromise in The Nuclear Age
Website Third Place

Sahana Kumar, Class of 2019
The Yalta Conference: Excessive Compromise Paving the Path to Increased Conflict
Website Finalist

Aadi Miglani, Class of 2020
Conflicted Times and Shakespearean Compromise
Performance Finalist

Pallavi Murthy, Class of 2020
Compromise to End Conflict: South Africa’s Transition to Democracy
Historical Paper Finalist

Emily Park, Class of 2019
Flames of Conflict, Embers of Compromise: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Turning Points in History Award
Exhibit Third Place

Alex Tchang, Class of 2019
North Korea: Redefining Compromise
Historical Paper Finalist

Luke Tchang, Class of 2019
Deng Xiaoping: Balancing Development and Democracy
Website Finalist
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