2017 Florida History DayState Contest Winners
The following teachers and students received awards at the Florida History Day state competition Awards Ceremony on May 9, 2017.
Junior Group Documentary
Placement Entry 1st Place
Jack Lohse, Mack Alfele
Taking a Stand in the Sand: The Fort Lauderdale Beach Wade-Ins
Beachside Montessori Village (Broward)
Teachers: Adam Dattalo, Nancy Roman
Myles Fisher, Hayato Shiomitsu
Tiananmen Square: The Moment that Defined Modern China
Fort Clarke Middle School (Alachua)
Teachers: Christopher Weaver, Denise Connard
Yash Vardhan, Rohan Cherivirala, Divij Lankalapalli
William Wilberforce: Exposing the Horrors of Slavery
Sanford Middle School (Seminole)
Teacher: Michael Travis
In honor of Earth Week, Beachside Montessori Village and South Broward High School hosted twenty-eight students from Zambia, Botswana and Lebanon to collaborate on environmental initiatives.
Working to restore our marine habitat by planting sea oats and pulling the invasive Hawaiian scaevola dune plant was the focus of our collaboration. The Youth Environmental Alliance, Reclaim Our Coast and Broward County partnered to facilitate the initiative. Margaritaville graciously hosted the entire group for lunch.
This was truly a unique opportunity for our children to act as global environmental ambassadors, taking ownership and action for our planet together with their brothers and sisters from around the world.