WSHS Students Compete in National History Day Competition

May 07, 2020

The Virginia History Day competition went virtual this year and seven West Springfield students competed in five different categories against students from across the state. All West Springfield students who participated did an outstanding job representing our school, and each placed in the top three for their categories.

Congratulations to the following students:

  • 3rd Place Individual Website: Katie Swatek
  • 3rd Place Group Exhibit: Zaida Gyamfi and Elijah Smith
  • 2nd Place Group Documentary: Meg Hogan and Trinity Green
  • 2nd Place Individual Documentary: Sumaya Zahid
  • 1st Place Individual Exhibit: Mary Pflaum

Our students also received two special awards, which are sponsored and judged by different organizations around the state. Sumaya Zahid received the George Washington Leadership Award and Meg Hogan and Trinity Green won the John Marshall Foundation Prize for Political History and Civics.

The 1st and 2nd place projects will go on the compete at the National History Day competition in June against students from around the all 50 states and several international affiliates. Best of luck to these students, and congratulations to everyone who participated!

image of National History Day board

image of National History Day competition