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Harris student to compete at National History Day Competition

Harris Middle School sixth grader, Angela Canonizado, will represent North East ISD at the National History Day Competition in Washington D.C. this June.

The top two placers in each category from each state qualify to compete at the national level. Angela will be competing in the Junior Individual Exhibit category. 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 at the Junior Historians Competition hosted by the Texas State Historical Association. Her exhibit won second place at the State Competition in Austin on May 4, earning her the opportunity to compete in Washington.

"It is quite an achievement for a sixth grade student to advance to this level of competition. It has been a real privilege to work with such a remarkable young lady," said teacher and coach, Sheriden DeCastro.

While in Washington, Angela will have the opportunity to visit several historical sites including a tour of the Library of Congress, and an exclusive reception and visit to the National Museum of American History for NHD participants only.

"The National Competition will be a life-changing experience for Angela. She will be interacting and competing with students from all 50 states and several countries," said teacher and coach, Dottie Griffith.

Angela's exhibit will be on display in the Grand Ballroom of McKeldin Mall on the University of Maryland Campus, June 9-13.

The Harris Middle School National History Day team is coached by teachers Dottie Griffith and Sheriden DeCastro.

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Canonizado with her coaches.Angela takes a photo with her National History Day coaches, (left) Dottie Griffith and (right) Sheriden DeCastro.

Posted on May 20, 2013