CNUSD Competes in State History Competition

Sacramento, CA - The National History Day California State Competition was held this past weekend, with students from across the state exhibiting their historical research projects. The event is part of a nationwide program that encourages students to explore significant historical events, figures, and issues through various mediums, including exhibits, performances, documentaries, and papers. Some winners from the competition will go on to represent California at the National History Day Competition in Maryland this June.

Corona-Norco Unified School District (CNUSD) had a remarkable showing at the competition, earning 13 awards. Among the highlights was the Longevity Award, presented to six students statewide for their sustained excellence in history projects. Out of the six recipients, three were from Roosevelt High School, underscoring the depth of talent in the District.

CNUSD's success at the state competition is a testament to the dedication and hard work of its students and educators. As they prepare for the national stage, the community celebrates their achievements and wishes them the best of luck in the upcoming competition as they study the past to inform the present and shape the future.

CNUSD Students were awarded the following: 

2024 Longevity Award Recipients

Awarded for advancing to California State Finals 6 years or more 

Danni Brasher

Zach Brasher

Chloe Chun

Eleanor Roosevelt High School

State Champions

Elementary Individual Podcast

The Monumental Deal

Anchali Srirajan

Lincoln Fundamental

Elementary Individual Poster

Alcatraz: A Turning Point In Prisons

Rhys Van Liere

Temescal Valley Elementary School

Israel Becomes a State

Natalya Benor

Clara Barton Elementary

Junior Individual Documentary

The Game Changer: Marvin Miller  I  Turning Point in Labor Management Relations*

Vincent Tang

El Cerrito Middle School

Junior Individual Performance

Florence Nightingale: The Woman Who Turned Nursing Toward the Point of Perfection*

Bridget Caverly

El Cerrito Middle School 

Senior Group Website

The ‘33 Act: Revolutionizing Securities Relation in Financial Markets*

Ishaan Gupta, Dev Raturi

Centennial High

Runners Up

Junior Individual Performance

Pesticide Free, Finally

Dina Bakir

Garretson Elementary

Junior Individual Website

The Rise and Fall of Lobotomy: A Turning Point in Psychiatry

Kayla Nguyen

Prado View Elementary School 

Honorable Mentions

Junior Historical Paper

MacArthur’s Daring Gamble: How Operation Chromite Saved South Korea and Shaped the Cold War

Kate Yi

El Cerrito Middle School

Junior Individual Performance

X-rays: X-posing the Invisible

Akshita Saravana

Lincoln Fundamental Elementary School

Senior Individual Documentary

In a Heartbeat: The Rogue Invention of Cardiac Catheterization that Revolutionized Medicine

Lauren Ho

Centennial High School

Special Award Winners

Labor History Prize

Junior Individual Documentary 

The Game Changer: Marvin Miller  I  Turning Point in Labor Management Relations*

Vincent Tang

El Cerrito Middle School

*Advancing to the National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park, June 9-13.  The elementary division does not advance beyond state.

Congratulations to all participants!

If you have a photo of your student at the competition, please email it to
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