Communication in History: The Key to Understanding
Episcopal students had tremendous success at the National History Day Baton Rouge Regional Competition. This year’s theme was “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.” Congratulations to the following students.
Senior Group Exhibit
1st place – Communication in Social Media by Mary Ann Crawford and Haley Wright
2nd place – Black Lives Matter: Protesting in Sports by Cameron Butler, Grant Gueho, JaMarcus Parker and Parker Rozas
3rd place – The Invention of the Telephone by Avery Barylak, Logan Burge and Claire Kiesel
4th place – Impact of the iPhone by Nic Chrest, Wade Roberie and Benton Searles
Senior Group Documentary
2nd place – The Communication of Beauty through History by Francie Oliver, Lucy Pellegrin and Caroline Wilcox
3rd place – Spies, Codes, and Sabotage by Marigny Albery, Alexandria Streuli and Millie Veillon
Senior Group Performance
1st place – History of Dance by Jane Crawford and Anna Katherine Harrell
Senior Individual Exhibit
2nd place – Propaganda During World War II by Brandon Franks
3rd place – How Communicating with Spirits have Changed throughout the Years by Donald Newton
4th place – How Computer Coding Changed History by Caden Gardner
1st place – Finding Light in Gaza by Mira Badawi
2nd place – Failure of Communication: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study by Analise Hyde
Former History Day Participant Works Toward Social Studies Distinction
Junior Isabella Ruiz who participated in the History Day competition last year was recently an eighth grade guest teacher. Isabella shared what she learned about the Cuban revolution and refugee crisis. The topic is a part of Ruiz’s family story as her grandmother immigrated from Cuba years ago. Ruiz shared the History Day documentary she created to tell that story with the Middle School students. Ruiz’s teaching experience is part of her effort to earn a social studies distinction.
Mu Alpha Theta State Convention Results 2021
On March 27th, 34 students (including four Middle School students) attended the 2021 Mu Alpha Theta State Convention. This hybrid tournament included a virtual “speed round” where Episcopal students competed against students from across the state and an in-person round hosted by Catholic High School. Episcopal placed 3rd in the state, behind only Catholic High School and Brother Martin of New Orleans, both 5A schools! Individual and Team Results are as follows.
Youth Legislature Success
Youth Legislature produces future leaders! Eighth graders Ryder Bond and Scarlett Spender were elected to leadership positions by their peers. Ryder was elected Governor and Scarlett was voted as President of the Senate.