Triangle Represented in National History Day Competition

Four N.C. projects among top 10
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Pranet Sharma, of Green Hope High School in Cary, was a winner in the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland.

Triangle-area students were among the top finishers in the National History Day Competition held June 9-13 at the University of Maryland, College Park. From more than 3,000 competitors, four North Carolina student projects were among the top 10 — and one, with the theme of “Triumph and Tragedy in History,” was a special prize winner. 

The Senior Outstanding Entry went to Pranet Sharma of Green Hope High School in Cary, who received ninth place in the Senior Paper category. His paper was titled, “From Cryptanalysis and Artificial Intelligence to Prosecution and Death: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alan Turing.” 

Two North Carolina projects were also selected to be showcased at Smithsonian Museums in Washington, D.C., including one from a Triangle student. The Senior Individual Exhibit by Meghana Chamarty of Panther Creek High School in Cary titled, “Frances Perkins: Piercing Political and Social Parameters,” was displayed at the National Museum of American History on Wednesday, June 12.  

For 45 years, National History Day has recognized and rewarded students for completing in-depth research and creating original projects that further appreciation and understanding of history. 


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