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Taft History Fair

Each year hundreds of Taft students participate in the Chicago Metro History Fair, part of National History Day. Students formulate the questions and dig into the many historical resources around the city to answer them. The I&S Department sponsors our own Taft History Fair showcasing the best work of original research on local history by Taft students. Students who do well at Taft’s History Fair go on to compete at city-wide and state-wide events. In the past we have done very well at this events and in 2013 were named the Chicago NHD School of the Year. We hope the tradition of historic inquiry continues at Taft and offer updates below.

Senior History Fair Update! 2016 was a big year for Taft’s History Fair, held on February 26th. Students of Mr. Plencner, Ms. Milanovic, and Mr. Lucco displayed the fruits of their work including some great projects on a wide range of important issues from women’s health to Native American resistance.

Senior History Fair Winners The following won special awards at the Taft History Fair and qualified to represent the school at the City Championship at IIT. Bolded made it to the next level, the Metro Regionals at UIC:

Best in Show

Cesar Ramirez

Popularization of Radio to Television


 2nd Place

Gabriela Granados

Samantha Schwieger

Chicago Women’s Liberation Union


3rd Place (tie)

Sareena Volkman



Giselle Otono

Destiny Ramirez

1919 Chicago Race Riots



Victoria Wojciuk

Klaudia Skoropad

Medical Troubling: Stateville Prisoners as Medical Subjects


Carlos Gutierrez

Jordan Cece

The Status of Native Americans During the Progressive Era


Ashley Callgreen

Yusra Hamad

Fatimah Awadh

Ratebah Zarouk

Solving the Problem of Disease through Infrastructure


Astrid Hernandez

Skyscrapers: After the Fire


Ryan Claudio

Alexandra Angeles

Leilany Santiago

Ebony Magazine and Black Fashion


Daniel Finnelly

Punk Music


Lizette Herrera

Tiffany Montoya

Building a Mexican Community


Ceairra Smith

Freddy Gomez

Great Migration and Segregation


Levi Leszek

Jonathan Sandoval

The Impact of the Tommy and Vehicles on Organized Crime



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