Congratulations to the 37 Parker students from the Middle and Upper Schools who represented San Diego County at the California National History Day in Rocklin, CA. The team had phenomenal success. In addition to other awards won this year, Elle Hansen, Class of 2019; Adam Nussbaum, Class of 2019; and Avi Waldman, Class of 2018, earned the Longevity Award for six or more years of participation at the State level. Zachary Braner, Class of 2019; Cleo Chaplin, Class of 2019; Vicky Comunale, Class of 2019; Davis Kedrosky, Class of 2019; Jeyan Kirtay, Class of 2019; and Adam Nussbaum, Class of 2019, advanced to the National Competition at the University of Maryland in June.

Listed below are the students whose projects ranked in the top three in their preliminary heat at the state competition.

JUNIOR DIVISION: Grades 6, 7, 8

Finalist projects were among the top three in their preliminary heat.

  • Toren Andersen, Class of 2022
    The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Precedent for the Utilization of Compromise
    Website Finalist
  • Aadam Awad, Class of 2022
    A Futile Compromise: Redefining the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
    Historical Paper Finalist
  • Jack Ducote, Class of 2023
    The Tip of the Iceberg: The Antarctic Treaty of 1959
    Exhibit Finalist
  • Hayden Ghosh and Ari Mazow, Classes of 2022
    Prohibition in America: Tempering Temperance
  • Jenna Kim, Class of 2022, and Sami Kim, Class of 2024
    Conflicts and Compromise in the Korean War
    Website Finalist
  • Sanjana Kumar, Class of 2024
    Conflicting Views on Compromise: Churchill and the Appeasement
  • Jefferson Smith, Class of 2022
    From Paranoia to Peace: Reagan, Gorbachev, and the End of the Cold War
    Documentary Finalist
  • Natalia Wornovitzky, Class of 2023
    Puppets and Patriots: Conflict and Compromise in World War II France
    Historical Paper Finalist
Finalist projects were among the top three in their preliminary heat.
  • Elsa Baumgartner, Class of 2021; and Adelyn Phillips, Class of 2021
    A Wardrobe at War: Compromise in Fashion
  • Zach Braner and Davis Kedrosky, Classes of 2019
    A City Divided: War, Secession, and the Forging of Roman Republicanism
    Website Winner
  • Jacob Brittain, Class of 2019
    The Golden Age of Conflict and Compromise: Piracy in the Caribbean
  • Liam Brownlie, Ian Lillie, and Ollie Pai, Class of 2021
    Stopping the Chain Reaction: The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty
  • Cleo Chaplin and Adam Nussbaum, Classes of 2019
    Berkeley on Strike: Shut it Down
    California Council for the Promotion of History Award
    Documentary Winner
  • Maya Chu and Sonali Chu, Classes of 2019
    Hiroshima and Nagasaki: The Costly Consequences of Failed Compromises
    Exhibit Third Place
  • Victoria Comunale and Jeyan Kirtay, Classes of 2019
    The Smoke of War and the Mirrors of Versailles: An Appropriate Compromise to End the Great War
    Exhibit Winner
  • Katharina Haas, Class of 2019
    Christmas Truce: Compromise in War
  • Eleanor Hansen, Class of 2019
    Conflicting Morality: Operation Paperclip’s Compromise
    Documentary Finalist
  • Cate Hasler, Class of 2020
    The Geneva Conventions of 1949: The Civilian Crisis
  • Elias Jinich, Class of 2018; Gabriel Jinich, Class of 2020; Neusha Kharrati, Class of 2020; and Avi Waldman, Class of 2018
    Nixon and Brezhnev: Conflict and Compromise in The Nuclear Age
    Website Third Place
  • Sahana Kumar, Class of 2019
    The Yalta Conference: Excessive Compromise Paving the Path to Increased Conflict
    Website Finalist
  • Aadi Miglani, Class of 2020
    Conflicted Times and Shakespearean Compromise
    Performance Finalist
  • Pallavi Murthy, Class of 2020
    Compromise to End Conflict: South Africa’s Transition to Democracy
    Historical Paper Finalist
  • Emily Park, Class of 2019
    Flames of Conflict, Embers of Compromise: The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
    Turning Points in History Award
    Exhibit Third Place
  • Alex Tchang, Class of 2019
    North Korea: Redefining Compromise
    Historical Paper Finalist
  • Luke Tchang, Class of 2019
    Deng Xiaoping: Balancing Development and Democracy
    Website Finalist