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National History Day State competition awards 11 PVS students

Over 700 students from across the state met for the "National History Day" state competition on Saturday at the Tennessee Tower in downtown Nashville, Tennessee where students competed in a various categories under the theme of “Taking a Stand in History.”

11 out of the 19 Pleasant View School’s students who passed regionals and advanced to state placed to compete in nationals which will take place in Washington D.C. from June 11 to June 15.

Laila Amziane, Farah Abbad and Manal Abou Shala’s group website titled “Horace Julian Bond: Taking a Stand for Civil Rights in America” placed second.

Muadth Malley’s paper “The Battle of Karameh: Taking a Stand that Transformed a People and Built a Movement” placed first.

Naisha Chowdhury’s paper titled “Henry Agard Wallace: Against Bigots, Chauvinists & Dogs of War” placed second.

Roiha Iqbal, Ayah Mohammad, Nadine Mohammad and Maya Salem’s group exhibit “Sophie Scholl: Laws Change, Conscience Doesn’t” placed second.

Alhusain Hadidi’s individual performance titled “Parks v. Crow: Sitting to Take a Stand” placed first.

The paper titled “Taking a Stand for Humanitarian Intervention: The History of Iraq’s Kurds, Realism, and the Changing Role of the United Nations” placed first.

Two Pleasant View School students additionally won two of the 13 special awards that were given out, the Dr. Ruben Brooks Award, and the Dr. Sam B. Smith Award. The awards included a $50 cash prize.

PVS managed to take home one sixth of the prizes – an accomplishment on behalf of the students and the dedication of their teachers.

Mohammed Malley, the principle at Pleasant View School said, “National History Day is an excellent means for our students to delve deeply into historical topics and think critically about history.”

Photo by Ibtihal Malley

Students across Tennessee attended the "National History Day" state competition.

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