District 5 National History Day Results

By Stephanie Shimp
March 03, 2020

National History Day

On Saturday, February 29th,  twenty-three West Springfield students competed at the District Five Virginia History Day competition at Mount Vernon High School. Over eighty projects were entered in the Senior Division this year, and twelve West Springfield students placed in the top three in their category.

Congratulations to the following students:

1st Place:

Zaida Gyamfi and Elijah Smith: Group Exhibit

Mary Pflaum: Individual Exhibit

2nd Place:

Meg Hogan and Trinity Green: Group Documentary

Sumaya Zahid: Individual Documentary

Katie Swatek: Individual Website

3rd Place:

Tracey Otgonbayar and Vy Tran: Group Documentary

Sadie DeLange: Individual Performance

Emma Barnes: Historical Paper

Kanna Yerks: Individual Website

The 1st and 2nd place projects will progress to the state competition on April 26th at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond, VA. They will compete against the top two projects from each of the eight districts in Virginia for an opportunity to compete at Nationals in June. Good luck and congratulations to all our students!