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East Meadow Shines in History Competition

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Gia Chada, a seventh grade student from W.T Clarke Middle School in the East Meadow School District, captured second place in the Junior Individual Documentary category at the 2020 New York State Virtual History Day Competition. Her project, “Lewis Hine: Focusing the Lens on Child Labor,” researched American sociologist and photographer Lewis Hine’s efforts to eliminate child labor in the United States after the Civil War. Gia’s second-place finish has qualified her for entry into the 2020 National Virtual History Day Competition in June.

Four other East Meadow students placed in the competition, as well. Shreejita Satpathy, a ninth grader from W.T. Clarke High School, placed third in the Senior Individual Documentary category with her entry, "Malala Yousafzai: A Young Girl Fighting for Her Basic Rights.” From Woodland Middle School, eighth grade students Emily Lepore and Kshan Pandey earned fifth place in the junior group exhibit with "Alexander Graham Bell and the Telephone," and eighth grader Lucy Wiencek placed eighth in the Junior Individual Documentary category with her project "Katherine Johnson: A Lifetime of Breaking Barriers.”

The district congratulates all of the students on their impressive accomplishments.