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History Fair Projects head to State

After a successful regional showing, some students head downstate for State championships
Jennie Crownson
Morton East’s winning history fair projects attended UIC’s Chicago regional history fair competition in February.

Six Morton East juniors are heading to the Illinois State History Fair competition in Springfield on April 24. 

This is the third stage of the National History Day competition.  First, students competed against other Morton East students at a schoolwide History Fair.  Teachers judged and identified 12 projects that would go onto the next regional round at UIC.  35 students qualified for the Chicagoland regional competition that was held on Saturday, March 2 at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).  Their projects included free-standing exhibits, websites, documentaries, and a research paper.   This year’s theme is “Turning Points in History.”   Regional qualifiers included the following:   

  1. Jocelyn Gonzalez
  2. Nicolle Mejia
  3. Emmanuel Mora
  4. Yaneli Ortega
  5. Gissel Posada
  6. Magaly Vargas
  7. Ramon Villarreal
  8. Angelly Zepeda
  9. Diego Galvez
  10. Hugo Montano
  11. Jorsy Paredes
  12. Kenneth Ramos
  13. Uriel Rangel
  14. Harlem Reglas
  15. Alejandro Rodriguez
  16. Joseph Salcedo
  17. Geovanny Solis
  18. Jesus Torres
  19. Bangely Perez
  20. Joselyn Casas
  21. Kimberly Estrada
  22. Yacxzaira Sanchez
  23. Yareth Urbina
  24. Dilan Malaver
  25. Arisbeldy Padilla
  26. Antonia Zavalam
  27. Annette (Sage) Villalba Gonzalez
  28. Rubi Andrade
  29. Edgar Ramirez
  30. Christian Miranda Canchola
  31. Edieth Rangel
  32. Dezina Lucero
  33. Leslie Sandoval
  34. Desaray Gonzalez
  35. Edith Torres

A virtual awards ceremony was held on Wednesday, March 20.  Moton East’s regional participants got together to support each other and eat pizza.  4 Morton East projects will be going onto the State Competition in Springfield this April.  

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    AllisonApr 12, 2024 at 12:53 pm

    I enjoyed reading this because it shows that the work they did pay off and got to compete with different people.

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    Edgar RApr 12, 2024 at 12:46 pm

    I enjoyed reading this because it make me happy to see a lot of people went to regional and I’m proud to all that are going to state.

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    Paul C.Apr 12, 2024 at 10:49 am

    I enjoyed reading your post since it shows how much work they put in their projects and deserve to go to state.

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    israelApr 12, 2024 at 10:38 am

    i enjoyed reading because this showing how they could explore different places and to represent us Morton east.

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    Valerie AlmanzaApr 12, 2024 at 9:47 am

    I enjoyed reading this story because it is really amazing to see how smart the students are, they deserve their recognition and to explore different places to represent their intelligence and Morton, so awesome!!

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    AnonymousApr 12, 2024 at 9:31 am

    Good Job

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    Alexa OchoaApr 12, 2024 at 9:31 am

    One thing I wonder is that even though many of the students went to the state championships how many efforts did it take to try your best and how much did you practice or train for it ?

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    Margaret KennedyApr 12, 2024 at 7:56 am

    Fabulous numbers for regional alone! So proud of the ones who moved on to state level. What a great high school memory for them!