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NHD Philly 2022 will be virtual!

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and get excited for another great year!

NHD 2021 was another great success!

Two NHD Philly projects — one in the junior division and one in the senior division — placed at the national contest and received special awards. Congratulations to teacher Marian Cronin-Connolly and students Jiaray Shi and Emma Giordano from St. Peter's School, and teacher Liz Taylor and student Alice Padula from Masterman!

5th Place, Junior Group Documentary AND Asian American History Award
Title: The Sting of the Wasp: Communication through Political Cartoons during the Chinese Exclusion Era
Students: Jiaray Shi, Emma Giordano
Teacher: Marian Cronin-Connolly
School: St. Peter's School

4th Place, Senior Paper AND Outstanding Entry for Pennsylvania in the Senior Division
Title: The World Was Thinking Wrong About Race: W.E.B. Du Bois' "The Philadelphia Negro"
Category: Senior Paper
Students: Alice Padula
Teacher: Liz Taylor
School: Masterman High School

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High school and middle school students research a topic in history and present a paper, documentary, exhibit, performance or website.

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