More than 60
Hauppauge middle and high school students were among the 540 total students
Islandwide who participated in Long Island History Day competition at Hofstra
University in March. The students competed in a variety of categories, including:
Historical Paper, Group and Individual Exhibit, Group and Individual
Documentary, Group and Individual Website and Group Performance.
Hauppauge’s award recipients in the Long Island History Day competition were:
Junior Division – Middle School
Lauren Romito placed first in the Long Island History Fair for her historical paper titled: The Influence of Title IX on Women’s Athletics. Romito will continue on to the New York State History Competition that will be held in Cooperstown, NY on April 28, 2014.
Danny Claps won a special award, sponsored by the Huntington Lighthouse Preservation Society, for his entry on Conservation, Preservation, Restoration or Entry Tied to a Historic Site for his website titled: Preserving National Parks.
Erin Fan won Best in School for her historical paper titled: The Meiji Constitution: Defining Rights and Responsibilities in Japan
Senior Division - High School
Elise Zhao won third place for her individual website titled: China’s One Child Policy.
Sharon Dang, Jessica Cuzzi and Kriya Patel placed third for their group website titled: United States Responsibility in the Khmer Rouge Genocide.
Reah Vasilakopoulos won a special award for an entry on Peacemaker or Practitioner of Non-Violence, sponsored by Hofstra’s Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives, for her historical paper titled Apartheid: Diminishing the Rights of Black South Africans.
Liz Littos won Best in School for her individual exhibit titled: Too Young to Wed – Child Brides in Yemen.