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NEISD represented in washington for national history day

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Harris Middle School sixth grader Angela Canonizado represented North East ISD at the National History Day (NHD) Competition in Washington D.C. in June.

Her exhibit on the Great Flood of 1921 as a turning point in the history of San Antonio won first place at the Regional NHD competition and second place at the state competition in Austin. That earned her a spot in the national competition in Washington.

Angela's exhibit was displayed in the Grand Ballroom of McKeldin Mall on the University of Maryland Campus June 9-13. She earned fourth place in her preliminary round at the national competition. Her history board was judged against boards from all fifty states and several other countries.

"It's quite an accomplishment for Angela to compete at Nationals," said Dottie Griffith, one of two of Harris Middle School's National History Day coaches.

"It was a wonderful experience to see a student grow so much in just a week's time," said Sheriden DeCastro, Harris NHD coach.

While in Washington, Angela was able to visit several historical sites like the Washington Mall, Ford's Theater, Arlington National Cemetery, and the Smithsonian museums.

Harris student at National History Day competition.

Posted on August 27, 2013