National History Day Contest KCSD96 Competitors Shine

Four District 96 Class of 2017 alumna whose National History Day Contest website entry earned first in the state participated in national competition June 11–15 in Washington, D.C.

In the 43rd annual contest at the University of Maryland, College Park, more than 3000 middle and high school students presented projects on the theme Taking a Stand in History.

In their category, District 96 recent Twin Groves graduates Ojasvi Saxena, Aditi Singh, Rishika Chikoti, and Krishna Patel earned third place in the nation for their project Keeping Chicago Dry: Eliot Ness and the Untouchables.

"The competitors at this level are some of the hardest working students of their generation," National History Day Executive Director Dr. Cathy Gorn notes. "The work they produce is astounding in its breadth and scope of historical research."

Social Studies Teacher Ms. Jill Leone, their District 96 Twin Groves sponsor, agrees and celebrates these KCSD96 students' avid interest in history and enthusiasm for their work together on this project.