5 All-Stars Advance to State Competition after Chicago Metro History Day

After the annual Chicago Metro History Day competition, five of our All-Stars will now be representing Alain Locke at the statewide competition.

The event, which took place at the Chicago History Museum on Saturday, March 9, featured exhibitions, documentaries, websites, and other projects from sixth through eighth grade students. The annual competition is an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge of history by conducting research and reporting on their findings.

After their stellar performance at this year’s Chicago Metro History Day, these All-Stars are now advancing to the Illinois History Day State Contest — to be held at the Bank of Springfield Center on Wednesday, April 24 — for the following projects:

  • Rashad G.: “Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921” documentary
  • Jaedon I. and Taevyon M.: “Sputnik Changed History” documentary
  • Makayla B. and London T.: “Top 3 Floors” exhibition

Not only that, but Dasia F. and Ayona G. also won the Timuel Black Award for African American History! We’re so proud of our All-Stars for the incredible job they did at Chicago Metro History Day and will be cheering on those who advanced to the statewide competition next month. Big thanks to Mrs. Baran, our seventh and eighth grade social studies instructor, who arranged everything for our All-Stars.

See photos from this year’s Chicago Metro History Day below.

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