This school year has certainly been one for the history books. Our students continued writing their own chapters after a strong performance at the annual regional National History Day competition.
The virtual event took place April 6 and the theme was “Breaking Barriers.” A total of 62 Riverview 9th and 10th grade honors students participated in the regional competition for the opportunity to represent our school and our region in the virtual state finals on May 15 and 16.
The students, teachers, and judges all needed to quickly get used to a new online format for what is traditionally a face-to-face competition. Although a computer screen was a different venue for the awards assembly, the excitement was still palpable with the reading of the winners. We are pleased to announce some good news: A total of 19 Riverview students -- representing nine different projects -- placed at the competition and have earned a spot in the State Finals next month! The winners and their projects are listed below. Congratulations to the winners and all who participated, as well as Mr. Ken Kubistek!
• Hann Morrissey won 1st Place in the Senior Individual Website category for their website entitled "Trans-cestors: The First of Their Kind."
• Taylor Billet and Katie Carlino won 1st Place in the Senior Group Exhibit category for their exhibit entitled "Breaking the Sound Barrier: Helping Profoundly Deaf Individuals Listen and Speak."
• Ben Hower, Jack Betler, Amberson Bauer and Patrick Harvey won 1st Place in the Senior Group Website category for their project entitled "Blood on Saint Domingue: The Haitian Revolution."
• Ty Laughlin, Orion Shields, Jaiden Heffley, and Lucas Wilton won 2nd Place in the Senior Group Website category for their project entitled "Hubble: The Window into the Universe."
• Joey Inzinga and Aidan Draxinger won 3rd Place in the Senior Group Website category for their project entitled "Hammurabi's Code: The Barrier between Freedom and Society."
• Ziad Jaafar and Matthew Rossi won 2nd Place in the Senior Group Documentary category for their project entitled "Sputnik: The Invention that Incentivised Innovation."
• Naomi Girson and Olivia Wilton won 3rd Place in the Senior Group Documentary category for their project entitled "Istanbul, Not Constantinople."
• Jocelyn Schaaf won 3rd Place in the Senior Individual Documentary category for her project entitled "Let There Be Rock: How Rock Stars Changed the Course of American Society."
• Samantha Cooper won 3rd Place in the Senior Historical Paper category for her project entitled "The Evolution of Asylums in America."