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Virginia History Day State Contest results are in with 5 Dragons participating and 2 advancing to the National History Day Contest

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Congratulations to Maggie Walker students, Nikki Kumar (’22-Henrico), Jordyn Krajewski (‘23-Chesterfield), Joanne Lin (’23-Chesterfield), Riishi Naavaal (’24-Henrico), and Aashka Shah (’24-Henrico) who competed in the Virginia History Day State Contest in April 2021! Sponsored by Global Studies teacher, Dr. Christine A. Anderson, all participants explored topics within this year’s theme of “Communication in History.

The Key to Understanding.” Jordyn Krajewski’s documentary Headlines and Bloodlines: The Role of Media in Inspiring and Infuriating America into Action won 3rd place and the 2021 A.E. Dick Howard Prize in Virginia Constitutional History.

Riishi Naavaal’s and Aashka Shah’s website Diplomacy at its Finest: The Power of Words During the Cuban Missile Crisis won 3rd place and the George Washington Leadership Prize.

L-R: Kumar and Lin

Projects placing 2nd place and advancing to the National History Day Contest in June 2021 are: Nikki Kumar’s performance of Communication through the Underground Railroad and Joanne Lin’s website The Zimmerman Telegram: Cross-Border Communications that Changed the Tide of WWI which also earned the Macarthur Memorial Prize.