Stimson Students Make History at National History Day

Stimson Principal Edwin Smith, right, and Social Studies Teacher Karen Schmitt, left, congratulate their New York State History Day winners left to right: Kentaro Matsushima, Josh Joseph, and Alexandra Sherry.
Stimson Principal Edwin Smith, right, and Social Studies Teacher Karen Schmitt, left, congratulate their New York State History Day winners left to right: Kentaro Matsushima, Josh Joseph, and Alexandra Sherry.
Left to right: Maelyn Latko, Social Studies Teacher Karen Schmitt, Kentaro Matsushima, Josh Joseph, Alexandra Sherry, Tim Rise, Principal Edwin Smith, and Andrew Borges.
Left to right: Maelyn Latko, Social Studies Teacher Karen Schmitt, Kentaro Matsushima, Josh Joseph, Alexandra Sherry, Tim Rise, Principal Edwin Smith, and Andrew Borges.

 

This past weekend, five Henry L. Stimson Middle School students traveled up to Cooperstown, NY.  I know what all of you are thinking, “Did they enjoy the Baseball Hall of Fame?”  Nope.  These exceptional students made the journey to compete in the New York State level of the National History Day Competition.  I want to personally congratulate Andrew Borges, Tim Rise, Alexandra Sherry, Maelyn Latko, Josh Joseph, and Kentaro Matsushima on a job well done! 

Although Andrew and Tim’s exhibit: The Berlin Airlift: America’s Responsibility to Protect the Rights of the Citizens of West Berlin and Maelyn ’s exhibit: Search and Seizure in School: NJ v. TLO did not advance to the National level, Stimson is no less proud of them.  Their dedication to their school and their passion for History is inspiring.

Alexandra Sherry, Josh Joseph, and Kentaro Matsushima made Stimson history! 

For the first time in over a decade of competing we have not only one student advancing to the National level but three.

Alexandra’s website: To Bear Arms: A Right and Responsibility and Joseph and Kentaro’s documentary: Who Owns your Body? The Case of Henrietta Lacks: Assessing Rights on the New Genetic Frontier will advance to the National Level in Washington D.C. at the end of June. 

Stimson and the entire South Huntington school community wish them the best of luck!  We are proud of all of you!