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Four MRHS Students Compete at National History Day Competition

Four Marlboro High School students - Ammu Anil, Mahadhi Balaji, Anousha Mehta, and Krithika Patrachari - competed together and won both the regional and state History Day competitions, which qualified them to participate in the National History Day 2019 National Competition held at the University of Maryland at College Park. The students’ exhibit titled “Worcester v. Georgia: A Native American Triumph Bred from Fleeting Tragedy” was part of an exclusive selection of projects to represent New Jersey at the National Competition.

National History Day is a nonprofit organization that creates opportunities for teachers and students to engage in historical research. Beginning in the fall, students choose a topic related to the annual theme and then conduct extensive primary and secondary research. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students present their work in original papers, exhibits, performances, websites, or documentaries. These projects are entered into competitions in the spring at local, affiliate, and national levels, where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. The program culminates at the national competition held each June at the University of Maryland at College Park.