National History Day students all qualify for state competition

National History Day

JOHNSTON, Ia. (March 30, 2023) — Congratulations to Johnston’s National History Day competitors.  All 13 Johnston entries qualified for the state competition at the Community Choice Convention Center in Des Moines on April 24. Entries included:

Senior Individual Documentaries

Anna Lu (9) : Pixar’s Founders Bring Film industry into New Era

Ahana Devadas (9):  How Jazz Became the Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement

Akshara Eswar (11):  How Jazz Crossed Ideological Frontiers During the Cold War

Senior Group Documentary

Adonawit Meshesha (10) and Lauren Weber (10):  A Deep Dive into the New Wave

Senior Individual Performance

Riona Butler (11):  Figure Skating and Its Impact on American Sports

Senior Group Website

Kathir Kalyanaraman (10), Aydean Bejtovic (10), Andrew Bogue (10), and Shreyas Shrestha (10):

The Genius of Robert Noyce. They also won a special award for Best Use of a Local Topic,

Junior Group Documentary

Hannah He (8) and Abbie Tu (8):  The Accomplishments of the United Farm Workers