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We have a winner at NYC History Day!
Posted 04/09/2019 01:27PM


We proudly announce that of the over 200 projects submitted this year at New York City History Day, 8th grader Elliot D. won the Outstanding Project on Contemporary History Award for his research paper "Mahatma Gandhi: The Triumphs and Tragedies of Bringing Change Through Satyagraha or Nonviolent Noncooperation." Elliot explored Gandhi's dual mission of improving life for lower caste Indians and securing independence for India from Great Britain. He said that he had learned about Gandhi's superhero status as a younger student and now wanted a more nuanced understanding of this complex leader. Indeed, his paper contains both praise and criticism. For example, while some call Gandhi the father of modern India, others feel that that accolade is too strong and that seeing him as a bridge between the traditional and the modern is more realistic.

If there is a young scholar in your household who will be in 8th grade next year and might want to participate in the 2020 contest (see http://www.mcny.org/content/nyc-history-day for more information including additional categories in which students may compete). Please have the student contact Dr. Sokolow at sokolowj@ramaz.org to explore the possibilities.

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