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Jets make a clean sweep at National History Day

History aficionados face a “Turning Point” at Korea Finals
Elisa Triolo
Months of dedicated effort culminated in a deeply emotional moment for these group performers. They relish in the moment with tears of hard work and smiles of understanding.

Secondary students participated in the National History Day (NHD) Korea contest at Seoul International School (SIS) on Feb. 24 to qualify for the next big step: nationals. This year’s event focused on the theme “Turning Points in History,” and competitors captured crucial transitions with lasting legacies. 

Various factors motivated students to compete. “I wanted to participate in the NHD Korea competition and try to go to the U.S., and thought it would be a really fun experience for me. An 8th grader also recommended it, which convinced me. I completed the project by myself, and I think I did well because of my good research about the topic,” said Alex Hyun in sixth grade.

The event unfortunately coincided with the Korean International School Activities Conference (KISAC) basketball matches. Nonetheless, many demonstrated the determination to bring their year-long projects to the finish line.

“I decided to skip the basketball tournament because we have been preparing this project since September, and I didn’t want to waste the effort. The NHD rules state that at least 50% of the group should be there in person, and initially, we had five members, but three members couldn’t go because they were too committed to basketball. So, we ended up changing it into four [members]. At the end of the day, we won first place, and our team was fine, so I think it was a great decision,” said freshman Sophie Lee.

The participants’ efforts bore fruit at the awards ceremony. Recipients showed emotion beyond excitement during their recognition. Upon nomination for first place in the junior group performance category, Minji Kim, Elena Lee, and Sally Yun exchanged teary glances before they rushed into a heartfelt embrace. Their portrayal of martyr Jeon Tae-il’s life touched the hearts of many, a testament to their dedication.

“We became so emotional because we worked on this project for six to seven months. We were so dedicated to it. We also didn’t expect to win, and we were so proud that our hard work was recognized by the judges. I think this made me really happy,” said Kim.

With successful first-round results from the NHD Korea Competition, students who placed first and second place anticipate advancement to the nationals set to take place at the University of Maryland in early June. Participants aspire to upgrade their projects in preparation for the international competition.

Congratulations to all students who received recognition at the NHD Korea Competition:

1st Place

Christine An (Junior Individual Performance)

Jason McAteer, Joseph Chambless (Junior Group Website)

Minji Kim, Elena Lee, Sally Yun (Junior Group Performance)

Leanne Yoon (Senior Individual Performance)

Bonnie Kim, Sophie Lee, Manny Cortez, Bryan Lee (Senior Group Documentary)

2nd Place 

Alex Hyun (Junior Individual Documentary)

Thomas Kim, Yeonhoo Park (Junior Group Website)

Sahn Choi, Alice Han, Roy Kim, William Seo (Junior Group Documentary)

Sally Lee (Senior Individual Paper) 

Sankeeth Udayakumar (Senior Individual Website)

3rd Place

Lydia, Agnew Kim, Amy Kim (Junior Group Documentary)

Nayoung Kim (Senior Individual Performance)

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About the Contributors
Andrew Shim, Writer
Now a senior, Andrew begins his second year with the Jets Flyover. Eager to write about the latest news and sports, Andrew takes his passion to the next level in the multimedia program. In his leisure time, he often finds himself lost in the wonders of science. Aside from his interest in journalism, Andrew hopes to improve his photography skills in order to capture every moment of his last year in DIS.

Leanne Yoon, Managing Editor
Leanne Yoon, dubbed as “Lenny” by her close friends, rises into her sophomore year bursting with ambition. As a leader of clubs such as Menstruation Station, SOAR, Debate Club and String Orchestra, Leanne often ponders on what else she could bring to her fellow Jets. In her leisure time, she vibes to music and immerses herself in all things K-culture. This year, Leanne hopes to bring the Flyover to the next level as the co-managing editor of the publication. 

Elisa Triolo, Writer and Illustrator
Elisa Triolo, a new writer for Flyover, brings a whimsical vibe to the team. Supported by compliments from teachers and experienced people alike, Elisa immerses herself into the abyss of words, where she can bask in her ability to write. With a spirited style to bring her imagery to life, Elisa employs her dreams and manages to weave them into her stories. She also wears Motorsports, history, and art on her sleeve, and loves to share her opinions.

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    ElinMar 28, 2024 at 7:27 pm

    That looks so fun! I also love to play Rummikub but I missed the chance to do the contest.

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    SolaMar 26, 2024 at 3:42 pm

    Nice job everyone!!!!!!! Good luck in internationals!!!