GRB Students Compete in History Competition


Several G. Ray Bodley High School students will compete in the Central New York National History Day competition on March 12 at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse.
As a project-based learning activity, 65 ninth-grade and 10th-grade honors humanities students created either an exhibit, documentary, research paper, website or a performance about the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day theme of “Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in History.”
English Teacher Danielle Crisafulli said students worked individually or as small teams from September through February to develop the projects around topics of women’s rights, Egyptian trade, Roman roads and how hard water impacted trade and historical figures.
At each competition level, students will present their work in front of a panel of judges. While the local GRB competition was cancelled due to inclement weather, Crisafulli said several students still chose to participate in the regional competition. If students place in that competition they will move on to the state level April 18 in Cooperstown, and from there they could advance to the June national contest at the University of Maryland, College Park.