From Journal & Topics, June 19th, 2020
Regina Dominican High School Students Advance to 2020 National History Day Contest Finals
Holding to its legacy of success with the National History Day Contest, Regina Dominican High School (RDHS) students successfully competed in the Chicago Metro History Fair and qualified to advance to the National Finals.
The National History Day Contest encourages more than half-million students around the world to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice. Students enter these projects at the local level (e.g. the Chicago Metro History Fair), with top students advancing to the National Finals. From each state only two entries from the 10 categories compete in the Nationals.
The 2020 Regina team is comprised of rising juniors Kirka Kallioras ’22, Madison Maloney ’22, Erin Martens ’22, and Megan Martens ’22 who will be competing in the Performance category with their entry The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919: Revolutionizing Medicine. The performance captures a moment in American history that is now timelier than ever. This original work examines the medical advancements that were made as a result of the 1918-1919 flu, many of which can be seen in practice today during COVID-19 — from the value and impact of a nationwide quarantine to establishing the protocols for vaccine development.
Due to COVID-19, the Finals are being held remotely. Their performance has been submitted on tape and winners will be announced at a ceremony to be streamed live on June 20 at 2 p.m. at www.nhd.org/virtual2020awards.