More than 160 seventh grade students from Walt Whitman Middle School shared presentations in the 13th annual National History Day on Feb. 11 and 12. These presentations culminated in a semester-long research project investigating a topic through the lens of this year’s National History Day theme: Exploration, Encounter, and Exchange in History. Not only did students complete research, but they had to present their research in the form of an exhibit, website, documentary, or performance. In addition, students had to provide annotated bibliographies for their sources as well as a process paper describing how they conducted their research and how they assembled their final project. Volunteer historians met with each of the students to discuss their project and then they selected three winners per format. Advancing in the Individual Exhibit category are Iman El-Ghazali, Emma Huddleston, and Brandon Golding. For Individual Website: Genevieve Alpar, Hamayal Tariq, and Jack McCarthy. For Group Website: Anna Arzeta and Kimberly Teo-Estrada. For Individual Documentaries: Sebastein Javaudin, Kevin Delcid-Colin, and Thomas Lee. For Individual Performances: Ava Purifoy and Lena Vallejos. For Group Performances: Saher Farhan and Iris Boateng.