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Riley Schwartz and Kiyan Tarahomi presenting their website on April 29th at the Virginia State NHD fair.

Riley Schwartz and Kiyan Tarahomi presenting their website on April 29th at the Virginia State NHD fair.

Riley Schwartz and Kiyan Tarahomi presenting their website on April 29th at the Virginia State NHD fair.

Benjamin Johnson, Reporter

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History is in the making. Langley students have the chance to have their projects remembered forever. On June 11th-15th at College Park Maryland for the students competing in the annual National History Day fair. The winners from Langley from the state tournament include Riley Schwartz, Patrick Corrigan, and Kiyan Tarahomi for the first place website and Cindy Rodi who placed second on the individual exhibit. Langley’s winners completed at the state tournament on Saturday April 29th.

National History Day has become a yearly competition for Langley sophomores who take World History II Honors. Research begins at the beginning of the school year and continues throughout the year until the best from each class are selected to participate at the Langley fair. This year was the 4th annual Langley fair and the winners from this compete at the state tournament. After all this competition the final event is the National History Day Fair held at the University of Maryland.Each year the National History Day Organization selects a theme that projects should be based on. This year’s theme was “Taking a Stand in History.”

Riley Schwartz, Patrick Corrigan, and Kiyan Tarahomi placed first in the group website category for the state. They conducted their research on the Nuremberg Trials. This occurred in 1945 after WWII and was discussing the war crimes committed by Nazi Officials. “We chose this topic because it was really interesting to all of us and we really enjoyed researching it,” said Patrick Corrigan. “The project sounded hard, but actually turned out to be a lot of fun and now we get to show everyone our work,” said Riley Schwartz.

The other individual who will be participating at the national competition is Cindy Rodi. Rodi did her project on Sigfried Sassoon. The title of her exhibit was “From Patriot to Pacifist—Sigfried Sassoon & His Letter Against the Great War.” She got second place in Virginia for an individual exhibit.

“History Day has been the vehicle that creates an understanding and appreciation of history while developing necessary 21st-century tools, skills and aptitudes for diverse student population,” said Martin Marrin in an interview with NHD representatives. This quote embodies what NHD means to students.

For more follow NHD on facebook or online @ http://nhd.org/

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