Four Mason Middle School students and a Mason High School student represented the Comets in Ohio’s National History Day Competition on April 30 at Ohio Wesleyan.
MMS students Aadi Pallerla (Website-Commodore Matthew Perry), Pardhu Namburi (Exhibit-Marco Polo), Tejas Srinivasan (Documentary – 1973 Oil Embargo), Manwinder Singh (Website – Mycenaean History), and MHS student Akhil Pallerla (Website – Apollo 11 and the Space Age) all qualified for the state competition based on their performance at regionals.
This year’s Regional History Day Competition with the theme Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History was held at Hamilton High School on March 19.
The MMS National History Day Advisor is Erin White. "I am very proud of our students! This year's theme was challenging, but these students really rose to the occasion," shared White.
National History Day in Ohio is a year-long program where students choose a topic, tied to an annual theme, and create historical papers, dramatic performances, creative documentaries, museum-like exhibits and websites. Their projects are based in primary and secondary source research and reflect their analysis of the historical topic.
Students from 10 districts across Ohio competed in their regional events to earn an invitation to the state competition at Ohio Wesleyan University.