Seventh and eighth grade Social Studies students who have opted to take Gifted/High Potential Social Studies participated in the Annual History Day competition at Orefield Middle School. The competition requires that the students do a History Day research project and/or present an oral report, as well as prepare and participate in a mock trial.
Students are required to select and research a controversial topic and participate in a classroom debate. Testing emphasizes higher level thinking skills and includes essay question.
Click on “read more” below to view a list of this year’s winners.
OMS History Day 2011 Winners and Honorable Mention
Chris Hawk – Fall of the Wall
Abby Kern – Should Animals Pay the Price?
Eric Repogle – Half the Work: Debate on the Designated Hitter Rule
Tyler Rosario – Taken in Tehran
Stephanie Shara – Franklin’s Revolutionary Diplomacy
Isabela Gnaso – Marshall Plan: Victory without War
Aubrey Gavin – 444 Days to Freedom
Kelly Micca – Indian Removal Act
Lindsey Waricher – American Animal Rights Movement: Struggles and Voice for the Voiceless
Austin Lucas – Vietnam War
Dan Toland – The Nuclear Arms RaceGroup Exhibit:
Kristen Tauber and Alyssa Tauber – Tinker vs. Des Moines
Adam Goldner, Chad Cooperman, and Eric Johannes – One Team; One Nation
Cariann Cramsey and Sydney Lutz – Fire Underground: Centralia PA
Mitch Carlson and Byron Derti – To The Brink…
Bailey Rice and Andrew Steigerwalt – Debate Over Dropping the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Cion Kim and Courtney Gelb – Suffering Souls Historical Research Paper:
Ethan Vasquez – Puerto Rico: Three Options, Countless Aguements (Puerto Rico’s Decision on Statehood)
Kristen Hickey – Darwin’s Discorbery of Evolution
Maddy LeFrock – Global Warming
Lexie Botzum – Jews and Gentiles
Jacqueline Noga – Dropping the Atomic Bomb
Kate Meng – Iran Contra Affair
Natalie Unangst and Libby Matta – The Lynching of Zachariah Walker
William Wrobel – Nothing Needs a Trick but a Trick: The Walking Purchase of 1737
Marleesa Warteen – Media Coverage of War
Anna and Christina Colanduoni – Consequences of the French Revolution