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2013 History Fair Awards

2013 awardees

 

2013 NHD Results

"Chicago Students Excel at National History Day Competition", an article by Dawn Turner Trice

Natalia Ginsburg (University of Chicago Lab School), “The Hidden History of Jane”—5th in the nation in the Senior Paper category and won the Special Award for Women’s History.

Grace Kleinaitis and Gillian Miller (Lincoln Elementary School), “Welcome to the Jungle”—6th for Junior Group Exhibit and was selected for exhibition at the National Museum of American History.

Michael Lally, Lucas Levine, Evan Montgomery, Stephen Cernek, and Jeffrey Tang (Lincoln Park High School), “Benny Goodman and Teddy Wilson: Changing the Face of Jazz”—9th for Senior Group Performance.

Joceline Cervantes, Aleksandra Gicala, and Karolina Ptaszek (Edwards Elementary), “Holodomor—The Deadly Secret of the Soviet Union”—14th for Junior Group website.

Kshama Shah (Independent Scholar, Conant High School), “Dropping the Nitrogen Mustard Bomb on the Emperor of Maladies,” won a four-year scholarship from Case Western Reserve University.

Melusine Velde and Beatrice Farb (Lincoln Elementary School), “Blizzard 1979: Bilandic vs. Byrne” was named Outstanding Junior Project for Illinois.

Bridget Oleksy (Maine South High School), “1963 Loyola University Chicago Basketball” was named Outstanding Senior Project for Illinois.

 

History Fair Awards Ceremony Prize Winners

 

Arthur Anderson Memorial for Superior History

"Benny Goodman & Teddy Wilson: Changing the Face of Jazz"

Stephan Cernek, Lucas Levine, Michael Lally, Evan Montgomery, and Jeffrey Tang

Lincoln Park High School

 

Berrier Crabgrass Award for Suburban History

"The Forgotten Air Disaster"

Luke Urbane

Maine West High School

 

Bill of Rights History Award

"Elijah Lovejoy"

Akanksha Shah

Stevenson High School

 

Bill of Rights History Award

"Lincoln Douglas Debates"

Sophie Tupper

Lincoln Park High School

 

Richard Brown Award for Superior Local History

"Waukegan: Rags to Industrial Riches"

Cameron Crombie, Michael Dudley, and David Martinez

Waukegan High School

 

Burnham Award for Exceptional Research on the History of City Planning

"The Burnham Plan of Chicago:  How Improvement of Transportation and Preservation of Nature Changed the World"

Nikola Bosnjak

Mt. Carmel High School

 

Burnham Award for Exceptional Research on the History of City Planning

"Plan of Chicago: A Turning Point in Urban Architecture"

Michael Stubna and Thomas Stubna

Lincoln Park High School

 

Cantigny Award for Excellence in Military History

"Waukegan in Uniform"

Hwangchan Yu and Adriana Gonzalez

Waukegan High School

 

Cantigny Award for Excellence in Military History

"The Black Hawk War: Avoidable Genocide or Turning Point in Illinois?"

Monica Magdaraog, Christopher Rohrbeck, and Michael Vernon

Von Steuben High School

 

Prize for Excellence in Women’s History

"Vivian Harsh"

Amuary Saulsberry and Cambri Bryant

Bronzeville Scholastic Institute

 

Prize for Excellence in Women’s History

"HERS"

Aneta Przywara

Chicago Academy High School

 

Center for New Deal Studies Award for Excellence in New Deal History

"When Panda-monium is the Cure for Depression"

Jordyn Harrison

Providence-St. Mel High School

 

Center for New Deal Studies Award for Excellence in New Deal History

"The First Lady to Take a Stand: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Advancement of Civil Liberties in Chicago"

Jamie Schlacter

Stevenson High School

 

ComEd Award for the History of Science and Technology

"Dropping the Nitrogen Mustard Bomb on the Emperor of All Maladies"

Kshama Shah

Independent Student

 

ComEd Award for the History of Science and Technology

"Turning Point:  Flight 191"

Richard Fordon

Mt. Carmel High School

 

ComEd Award for the History of Science and Technology

"Telephone: The Voice in the Wire"

Sean Smart

Grayslake North High School

 

ComEd Award for the History of Science and Technology

"You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet"

Meredith Sonnefeldt

Payton College Prep High School

 

ComEd Award for the History of Science and Technology

"Electricity in Chicago"

Miranda Garfinkle

University of Chicago Lab Schools High School

 

ComEd Award for the History of Science and Technology

"First Nuclear Chain Reactor: A Catalyst for Global Change"

Valentina Gallon

University of Chicago Lab Schools High School

 

Chicago Teachers Union Prize for Excellence in History

"The Influenza Epidemic"

Stacy Lam

Von Steuben High School

 

Chicago Teachers Union Prize for Excellence in History

"Bud Billiken Club"

Kandis Sullivan

Brooks College Prep

 

Chicago Teachers Union Prize for Excellence in History

"Mental Asylums"

Samantha Martinez

Westinghouse College Prep

 

The John D’Emilio Prize for LGBT History

"Daniel Sotomayer"

Ana Villa, Ana Martinez, and Karine Saucedo

Juarez Community Academy

 

Alderman Leon Despres Award for Superior Political History

"Shakman v. Patronage"

Charles Herrera and Brandon Gasparas

Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences

 

Family Business History Award

"William Wrigley, Jr.:  The Pioneer of Consumer Advertising"

Lauren Wajda and Lindsay Zasadinski

Nazareth Academy

 

Chicago-Irish History Prize

"The Irish Effect on the Nation's Largest Catholic School System"

Edward Smith

St. Laurence High School

 

Prize for Superior Asian-American History

"The Chicago Chinese Community's Reaction to the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882"

Linnea Rohrsen

Nazareth Academy

 

Hull House History Prize

"Alice Hamilton and Industrial Disease"

Quinn Kelley

Independent Student

 

Hull House History Prize

"Jane Addams: The Change Chicago Needed"

Adriana Rios

Chicago Military Academy at Bronzeville

 

Prize for Excellence in Hyde Park Township History

"Janet Rowley: the World's Spokeswoman for Cancer Genetics"

Margarete Wallner

Payton College Prep High School

 

Prize for Excellence in Hyde Park Township History

"The Columbian Exposition 1893:  The Women's Building"

Kerry Kilcoyne, Megan O’Kane, and Caitlyn Degnan

Nazareth Academy

 

Les Orear Award for Superior Labor History

"Meat Me in the Back of the Yards"

Brigid McKeon and Andie Linker

Payton College Prep High School

 

Prize for Immigrant History in Chicago

"Red Cross to the Rescue"

Chrissy Turek

Nazareth Academy

 

George Javaras Memorial Award for Superior History

"Jazz: Instrument of Change"

Anikka Villegas

Payton College Prep High School

 

George Javaras Memorial Award for Superior History

"Hidden History of Jane: Chicago's Forgotten Underground Abortion Service and Roe v Wade"

Natalia Ginsburg

University of Chicago Lab Schools High School

 

Javaras History of the Arts Award

"Ruth Page: Dancer, Feminist, Revolutionary"

Shana Laski and Sierra Lai

Payton College Prep High School

 

Javaras History of the Arts Award

"Poetry:  A Magazine of Verse Shines Light on the Humblest of all the Arts"

Jacquie Skokna

Nazareth Academy

 

Early History of Chicago Award

"The Foundation of Chicago"

Aaron Kamel

Payton College Prep High School

 

Award for Superior Latino History

"Waukegan and the Rootless"

Janedelie Romero, Jocelyn Hernandez, Margarita Uriostegui, Leslie Guzman, and Andrea Flores

Waukegan High School

 

Award for Superior Latino History

"Young Lords: Fight for Human Rights"

Jochelle De Leon

Maine West High School

 

Prize for Legal History

"Hansberry v. Lee"

Lashaunda Puckett, Myeshia Brown, and Kayla White

Bronzeville Scholastic Institute

 

Urban History Prize

"Here's Harold: The Impact of the Minority Vote"

Claire Williamson and Peter Williamson

Payton College Prep High School

 

Make Chicago Proud Prize

"Chess Records"

Caryl Agsalud

Chicago Academy High School

 

Make Chicago Proud Prize

"The $9 Billion Dollar Man"

Daniel Josefchak

Meliora High School

 

Manaaki Make History Award

"Soul Train: The Hippest Trip in America"

Jackie Lawson

Chicago Academy High School

 

Manaaki Make History Award

"Jack Cooper: Setting the Standard for Black Radio"

Anthony Greer

Bronzeville Scholastic Institute

 

Manaaki Make History Award

"Rube Foster: Founder of African American Baseball"

Peter Llamas

Hancock High School

 

Mayflower Society of Illinois Award for Superior History

"Riverview: Sharp Turns, Sharp Changes"

Joey Marella, Brett Straessle, and Zach Brown

Maine West High School


Mayflower Society of Illinois Award for Superior History

"Child Labor: The Fuel Behind the Industrial Revolution"

Samir Hadzic, Myriam Driss, and Sabrina Pineda

Lincoln Park High School

 

Margaret Cross Norton Award for the Best Use of Primary Source Documents

"The American Medical Association"

DJ Smith and Maddie Rafkin

University of Chicago Lab Schools High School

 

Obenshain Award for Excellence in Architectural History

"The Home Insurance Building: Turning a City Inside Out"

Nadia Arzola

Maine West High School

 

Obenshain Award for Excellence in Architectural History

"Steel Frame Structure"

Roujia Wen

Payton College Prep High School

 

Paul Barrett Memorial Award

"If We Can Do It, Then We Should: The Chicago Algebra Project as an Outcome of Chicago Education Reform"

Daniel Hayes

Mt. Carmel High School

 

Paul Barrett Memorial Award

"Designing History: Bauhaus Chicago"

Caeley Harihara

Payton College Prep High School

 

Ravenswood-Lake View History Prize

"Evolution of Chicago Mass Transit"

Alyssa Xavier

Prosser Career Academy

 

Rush Public Health History Prize

"Cook County Hospital"

Rachel Conley

University of Chicago Lab Schools High School

 

Rush Public Health History Prize

"Baby Tents"

Ara Rodriguez and Maury Barajas

Prosser Career Academy

 

Exemplary History Research Award

"The Waukegan Carnegie Library"

Kenneth Weidner, Bradley Howard, and Kathryn Voight

Waukegan High School

 

Exemplary History Research Award

"Finding a Cure"

Bianca Ortiz

Juarez Community Academy

 

Exemplary History Research Award

"Rosie the Riveter"

Haley Rose

New Tech High at Zion-Benton East

 

Studs Terkel Center for Oral History Prize

"Breaking Boundaries: The Waukegan Story"

Ayana Bankston, Alyssa Canda, and Rosa Martinez

Waukegan High School

 

Timuel Black Award for African-American History

"Chicago's Black Eden: Idlewild"

LeAsia Williams, Summer Braxton, and Hannah Modjeski

Chicago Academy High School

 

Raymond and Janice Trembacki Award for Excellence in History

"Living Death--The Dialpainters of the 1920s"

Kira Galancy and Madeleine Tomasic

Payton College Prep High School

 

Working Class History Award

"Radium Girls"

Blanca Aguillon, Ariana Palma, Noemi Figueroa, and Michael Solis

Juarez Community Academy

 

Young Scholars Prize

"Pullman Town"

Brittany Bradley

Ogden International High School

 

Young Scholars Prize

"Trapped! The Iroquois Theatre Fire"

Luke Micek, Sergio Gutierrez, and Joseph Jarvis

Taft High School

 

Young Scholars Prize

"Frank Lloyd Wright: Architectural Turning Point"

Endre Roman, Justin Ellison, Luz Villeda, Florencia Mino, and Martin Torres

Lincoln Park High School

 

Young Scholars Prize

"The Shock of Recognition"

Keneesha Davis and Chapreda White

Bronzeville Scholastic Institute

 

Young Scholars Prize

"Chicago Race Riot 1919"

Daisy Lopez

World Language High School

 

Young Scholars Prize

"Let’s 'Clean' Up Chicago"

Marine Military Academy

Ivan Montero

 

State Expo Award Winners


Illinois Press Association Elijah P. Lovejoy Award

Claudia Hinsdale

Nettelhorst Elementary School

“Tokyo Rose: How Media and Circumstances Can Ruin a Life”

 

Illinois Organization of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Award

Joanne Lee, Anna Pasek, and Jessica Salmi

Taft Academic Center

“Title IX”

 

Illinois Organization of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Award

Alison Wasselewski

St. Louise de Marrillac

“Grace Trout: The Woman Who Never Failed”

 

Illinois & Michigan Canal Award

Kristen Rigsby

Taft Academic Center

“Building Illinois: The Legacy of the Illinois & Michigan Canal”

 

Illinois & Michigan Canal Award

Aaron Kamel

Payton College Prep High School

The Foundation of Chicago: The Illinois & Michigan Canal”

 

Illinois Labor History Society Award

Christina Lee

Lane Tech Academic Center

“Glowing in the Grave: The Radium Dial Painters and Occupational Disease”

 

Illinois Labor History Society Award

Rose Jacobs

Catherine Cook School

“Pullman: Journey for a Union”

 

Illinois Labor History Society Award

Kira Galancy and Madeleine Tomasic

Payton College Prep High School

“Living Death--The Dialpainters of the 1920s”

 

Illinois Labor History Society Award

Quinn Kelley

Independent Student

“Alice Hamilton & Occupational Disease”

 

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