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Harris qualifies for State National History Day

Three students at Harris Middle School have qualified for the State National History Day (NHD) Competition. The competition will take place May 3-4  at The University of Texas in Austin.

Madison Uyemura, 8th grade, will be competing in the Individual Website category. Her website on Sputnik as a turning point in history won second place at the Regional Competition and at the Junior Historians Competition hosted by the State Historical Society.

Katie West, 8th grade, will be competing for the second year in a row in the Individual Performance category. Her performance on Manifest Destiny as a turning point in history won second place at the Regional NHD Competition and first place at the Junior Historians Competition.

Angela Canonizado, 6th grade, will be competing in the 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.

"I am very excited for these three students," said Coach Dottie Griffith, "They have worked very hard this year, and I think anyone who sees their projects will be impressed by the depth of their analysis on their topics."

The top two placers in each category will advance to the National NHD Competition to be held in Washington, D.C. June 9-13. NHD makes history come alive by engaging students in the discovery of the historic, cultural and social experiences of the past. 

The Harris Middle School National History Day team is coached by teachers Dottie Griffith and Sheriden DeCastro. For more information on National History Day, click here.

Harris students qualify for State National History Day

Harris students Katie West, Angela Canonizado and Madison Uyemura qualify for the state competition.

Posted on May 1, 2013