ENMS history buffs recognized for NYS History Day projects

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Two East-Northport Middle School students worked hard researching and developing projects to submit for the New York State History Day Competition. Focusing on this year’s theme of “Breaking Barriers in History,” Molly Zambri wrote a compelling paper on the Women’s Suffrage Movement whereas Emily Wickard narrated a documentary on the Berlin Wall.

Each year, the National History Day office selects a broad theme for the History Day competition. Students may choose any topic related to local, regional, national, or world history, as long as the research and conclusions clearly relate to the theme/ All submissions are then judged accordingly.

Unfortunately, due to spread of COVID-19, New York History Day Coordinator

John Ferguson was forced to make the disappointing decision to cancel this year’s competition.

“This has not been an easy decision, but there are so many differing circumstances between students, schools and regions that a virtual contest is no longer a viable option for the State of New York,” he said. “I share the frustration and disappointment of our wonderful students, teachers, librarians, and all who support New York History Day.”