Four students from East High School will represent their school at the state National History Day Competition in Carlisle, Pennsylvania next month. Joseph Delaney, Mathew Iozzi, Sanketh Raju, and Abhirami Suresh advanced after competing in the 30th Annual National History Day Southeastern Regional Competition, held on March 29 at the Chester County Historical Society.
The theme of this year's competition is Triumph and Tragedy in History. Iozzi and Suresh received first place in the group documentary category for I Can See Clearly Now: the Media's Unprecedented Influence on the Vietnam War. Delaney and Raju received second place in the group website category for The Rise and Fall of Commercial Supersonic Aircraft.
Each year, more than half a million middle and high school students across the country participate in the National History Day contest. The Chester County Historical Society coordinates the contest for Chester and Delaware counties.
National History Day is a non-profit education organization based in College Park, Maryland. The organization offers programs throughout the year that encourage students worldwide to conduct original research on historical topics that interest them.