Nine NISD students competing in National History Day

June 12, 2015

Nine Northside students will compete at the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland June 14-18.

Students advanced to the national competition after placing first or second at the Texas History Day competition in May. Competition categories include individual and group exhibits, websites, documentaries, and performances, and individual papers.

In the Junior Division, Colby Renouf from Stevenson Middle School will compete in the Individual Website category with his entry, “Baron von Stueben: The Professionalization of the Continental Army.” Also from Stevenson, Matthew Stout and Nathan Millwater will compete in the Group Website category with their work, “Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project.” Their teacher is Jennifer Cain.

In the Senior Division, Stephanie Hernandez from the Jay Science and Engineering Academy will compete in the Individual Paper category with her work titled, “Cantinflas: The Cinematic Revolutionary Hero.” Her teachers are Travis Weissler and Amanda Gamez.

Harshika Avula, Lekhya Kintada, Daniel Norrily, and Bharath Ram from Health Careers High School will compete in the Group Website category with their work, “Dr. Charles Drew: Father of the Blood Bank.” Their teacher is Lindsey Bey.

Emily Stone from Communications Arts High School will compete in the Individual Exhibit category with her project “Unshakable Nurse During Troubling Times.” Her teacher is Lisa Stevens.

Stone was honored with the Salute to Courage Award at National History Day. She is the only Texas student selected to go to New Orleans in December for the grand opening of the Campaigns for Courage exhibit at The National World War II Museum. As part of the award she will help tell the story of an indvidual of courage from Texas during World War II.  

The theme for competition this year is Leadership and Legacy in History. Northside students competed at the school, regional, and state levels.

For more information, visit the National History Day website.