Kenwood Academy students heading to Springfield for statewide history competition

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS
Staff Writer

Several Kenwood Academy High School students are headed to Springfield to compete in the statewide history fair competition.

On April 5, 7th and 8th grade students from Kenwood, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., competed in the Chicago Metro Junior History Fair at DePaul University. Seventh graders Keith Calloway, who presented a board presentation titled “The Union Stockyards;” Adele Pereira and Chenji Lin, who presented a website presentation titled “Chinese Immigrants: Birth of the Model Minority” and Cameron Cole, who presented a paper on “The Pullman Porters,” have advanced to the state competition. Pereira and Lin received an excellent rating and Cole received a superior rating for their projects.

Eighth graders Alexander Roman, who presented a board presentation titled “Rudy Lozano,” and Hope Rogers, who presented a paper titled “Teacher’s Strike,” also advanced to the state competition. Rogers received a superior rating for her project.

On May 8 the students will travel to the Prairie Capital Convention Center in Springfield, Ill., to compete in the Illinois History Expo. Students who win the state competition advance to the National History Day competition. The national competition takes place June 15 to June 19 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md.

d.phillips@hpherald.com