On Saturday, March 19, 54 Riverview students competed in the annual Pittsburgh Regional History Day contest at the Senator John Heinz Regional History Center.
While only half of the students were permitted to participate in person (three of the five categories were required to be virtual), all of the students researched and developed creative projects to fit the 2022 national theme of Debate and Diplomacy in History.
National History Day asks students to complete extensive historical research as a group or individual to create a website or exhibit, write a historical paper, write and act the script for a performance, or compile a professional documentary. At the regional competition, 29 Riverview students placed their projects in the top 3 and now have the choice to compete in the state finals at the University of Scranton on May 8-9.
The award-winning students and projects are listed below. Congratulations to all 9th and 10th grade Riverview History Honors students who competed in this regional competition! You all make Riverview Proud!
Chiara Brun and Molly Morrissey - First Place Group Performance entitled Secrets of 1945: Behind the Scenes of Potsdam
Lily Bauer and Lily Hood - First Place Group Exhibit entitled The Ten Letters of Promises: The Correspondence that Profoundly Complicated Middle Eastern History
Tyler Aftanas, Luke Huffman, Eli Devita, Dino Yario - First Place Group Website entitled The Ups and Downs of British Trade Unions and their Development
Levi Roupas, Christopher O'Toole, Noah Vespi - First Place Group Documentary entitled Peace at Camp David: New Beginnings Between Enemies
Genevieve Kadylak and Katerina Tsambis - Second Place Group Exhibit entitled Honor Before Family: The Willy-Nicky Telegrams
Simon Meals - Second Place Individual Exhibit entitled Devastation and Determination: The Iran Hostage Crisis
Brady Daugherty - Second Place Individual Website entitled A Pact Shrouded in Secrecy: The Nazi-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact
Sofia Emanuele and Rosalie Krusinski - Second Place Group Documentary entitled Debate, Diplomacy and Failure: The Revolutionary Failure of the Carlisle Peace Commission
Cohen Hoolahan, Tyler Green, Paul Loughren, Isaac Versaw - Second Place Group Website entitled Formation of the United Nations
Gianna Portera, Riley Russell, CJ Untalun - Third Place Group Website entitled Race for Space: Mission to the Moon
Paul Domhoff, Georgia Tsambis, Tyler Green, Rocco Cecere - Third Place Group Documentary entitled Love Canal: An American Travesty
Braeden Casto - Third Place Individual Website entitled Palestine against Britain and Zionism: Britain's Changing Motives on Palestine