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Student First: Fremont USD Students Qualify for State History Day Competition
Posted 3/17/22

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Students representing four Fremont Unified School District schools received Alameda County History Day 2022 awards, with six projects earning a place in the statewide National History Day competition in May. 

The projects on this year’s theme of “Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences” were part of the Alameda County Office of Education’s annual county-wide competition. This year it hosted virtual viewing of projects and student presentations, then named awardees on March 12 via a virtual ceremony.

The students created individual or group projects showing their findings, with analysis backed by extensive research. 

FUSD students took home awards across multiple categories, including a new category this year: podcasts. 

Champions: Ishan Parekh and Ami Parikh, Thornton Junior High School
Project: The First National Bank
Category: Junior Group Podcast

Champion: Ryka Chopra, William Hopkins Junior High School
Project: Pax Optima Rerum: The Relevance of the Treaty of Wanghia & The Journey from Tāoguāng Yǎnghuì to Zhànláng Wàijiāo
Category: Junior Historical Paper

Champion: Adam Kasouit, Thornton Junior High School
Project: 60 Years of Arguments: Algeria and France
Category: Junior Individual Exhibit

Champion: Manya Saravu, Thornton Junior High School
Project: The Debate on Witchcraft: the Salem Witch Trials
Category: Junior Individual Podcast

Champion: Saranya Singh, Mission San Jose High School
Project: The Jazz Ambassadors: Cultural Diplomacy, the Civil Rights Debate, and the Cold War
Category: Senior Individual Website

Champion: Karthik Subramanian, American High School
Project: Montreal Protocol: A Modern Lexicon of International Diplomacy
Category: Senior Individual Website

Honorable Mention: Joanne Park, Mission San Jose High School
Project: A Bloodless Battle: The War on Drugs
Category: Senior Individual Website

FUSD thanks our educators, including teachers Lily Van Osdol from Thornton Junior High and Bill Jeffers from Mission San Jose High School, for supporting students in this work.

The projects named as champions are eligible to compete in State History Day from May 6 to 8, 2022 in Rocklin. We wish participating students continued success at the state level.


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