Philadelphia National History Day Results from PA State Finals, 2011
- Nicole Roper, West Catholic High School, was named Patricia Behring Pennsylvania Teacher of the Year, and is competing at Nationals for the NHD Teacher of the Year Award that has a $10,000 prize.
- 1st Place, Junior Individual Website: Apple Indians: Red on the Outside, White on the Inside, Pangaea Saunders, Christopher Columbus Charter School. Teacher: Phil Stewart
- 1st Place, Senior Group Website: A Gesture Seen Around the World: The Black Power Salute, Samantha Bunbury, Jean Marie Elican, Brianna Mays, Masterman HS. Teacher: Liz Taylor
- 2nd Place, Senior Individual Website: The Vietnam War: Integration of the US Military, Zhenhao Li, Masterman HS. Teacher: Liz Taylor
- 3rd Place (an alternate to nationals, if 1st or 2nd can't go): Senior Group Website: Black Soldiers: Different Views During Different Times, Brian Chau, Enxhi Rrapi, Johana Barxha, Masterman HS. Teacher: Amy Cohen
Several of our groups made the final round at the state contest (some schools for the first time) but did not advance to nationals. We want to congratulate and recognize these students and teachers as well, since they ranked among the top 6 projects in the Pennsylvania. Congratulations to everyone involved in the following projects:
- 4th place, Junior Group Documentary: Debate Over Capital Punishment, Keith Fredericks, Albert Tanjaya, Christopher Columbus Charter School. Teacher: Philomena Stewart
- 4th place, Group Websites: Dissin' or Honorin' a Gentleman's Agreement in the City of Brotherly Love: Debating Philadelphia's Skyline, Dessler Watson-Sharer, Wanya Anderson, Mariah Fred, Tremaine Beasley, Independence Charter School. Teacher: Chris White
- 5th place, Senior Group Exhibit: The Bakke Decision: An Affirmative Action Debate, Brittany Hodges, Camille Green, Alexis Cullinan, Kimberly Navarro, Fabliha Khurshan, Masterman High School. Teacher: Amy Cohen
- 6th place, Junior Group Exhibit: The Death Penalty: Justice or Murder, Jaina McQueen, Nyla Williams, Karen Sandoval, Sabria Lonon, Independence Charter School. Teacher: Chris White
- 6th place, Junior Group Performance, The Black Panther Party: Good or Bad for Oakland? Anthony Sudler, Amira Dublin, Tyleem Gray Tamia Campbell, Independence Charter School. Teacher: Chris White
Congratulations to all our students!