Stimson Students Excel in History Competition

Photo: Stimson Principal Faye Robins, Jack Wrobel, and Karen Schmitt.
Photo: Stimson Principal Faye Robins, Jack Wrobel, and Karen Schmitt.
Photo: Stimson Principal Faye Robins, Jacob Goldstein, Christopher Adams, Joshua Joseph, Tyler Gaynor, Shelbi Wuss, and Ms. Karen Schmitt.
Photo: Stimson Principal Faye Robins, Jacob Goldstein, Christopher Adams, Joshua Joseph, Tyler Gaynor, Shelbi Wuss, and Ms. Karen Schmitt.

Stimson Middle School 7th grader Jack Wrobel has won second place in the Long Island Regional New York State History Day competition and will now compete in the New York State final competition on April 29th in Cooperstown, NY.  Jack’s entry was titled: “Jackie Robinson’s Impact on Baseball and America.” Congratulations to Jack and his teacher Ms. Karen Schmitt. 

Stimson also had 2 students who have received 3rd place medals for their documentary submission at the Long Island level – Joshua Joseph and Jacob Goldstein. 

Shelbi Wuss received outstanding entry for tolerance/bias and genocide presented by the Nassau County Holocaust Museum, and Tyler Gaynor and Christopher Adams received certificates for outstanding school entry. 

National History Day, a year-long educational program sponsored in New York State by the New York State Historical Association, encourages students to explore local, state, national, and world history. After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research by using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. They analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics' significance in history, and create final projects that present their work.