Eight Johnston students qualify for National History Day national competition

National History Day1JOHNSTON, Ia. (April 26, 2022) — Eight Johnston Middle School and Johnston High School students have qualified for the national competition of National History Day, which will be held virtually in June. They areNational History Day2:

—Kathir Kalyanaraman, Shreyas Shrestha, Andrew Bogue and Aydean Bejtovic (left), for senior group website

—Anjali Kumar and Eshaan Chandani (right), for senior group documentaryNational History Day3

—Rohan Devadas (left), for senior individual documentary

—Akshara Eswar (not pictured), for senior individual documentary.

In addition to those who qualified for the national competition, the individual website by Anita National History Day4Dinakar (right) qualified as alternate.

Anna Lu and Lillian Hill were finalists.

National History Day is a competition in which students create an in-depth, research-based project covering a historical topic that fits the annual theme. This year’s theme is, “Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.”

Eleven JHS and JMS students on April 25 competed in the state competition for National History Day. During the state competition, students participated in a 10-minute interview with the judges. Their projects were evaluated for historical quality, relation to the annual theme and clarity of presentation.

Congratulations to all of our Johnston students who participated!