8 students advance to national history fair

Eight Northside students qualified for national history fair competition after success at the state level. They represent three high schools and one middle school.

This year’s theme is “Taking A Stand in History” and advancing projects include a paper, documentary, performance, and website.

National History Day competition is June 11-15 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Thirty seven NISD students qualified for state competition this year. Students ranked first or second at the state level advanced to nationals in either the junior or senior level of competition. They are:

Junior Division

Group Website –

2nd place – Yen-Wen Gaines, Thao-Nhi Tran, and Cristan Gomez – Rudder MS

group of students from Rudder MS

Senior Division

Papers –

1st place – Linda Liu – Health Careers HS

Group Documentary –

1st place – Kumaran Arulmani, Tuan Pham, and Matthew Perz – Brandeis HS

3 Brandeis students and their teacher

Individual Performance –

2nd place – Jorge Martinez – Jay Science and Engineering Academy

Jay SEA student in costume for performance

Click here for a full list of state history fair results which includes the title/subject of students’ work, special awards, and instructors’ names.