City History Fair 2023!

On Friday, February 25th, all 7th and 8th grade students participated in the annual O.A. Thorp History Fair. Students had a choice of creating an exhibit, research paper, performance, documentary, or website on a topic that aligned with this year's National History Day theme: Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. Students presented their projects to audiences of over 250 parents and family at parent preview night, as well as Thorp staff on the day of our history fair. 
The following 33 Thorp students advanced to compete against nearly 50 other Chicago schools at Chicago History Day at University of Illinois-Chicago on Saturday, March 3rd:

PERFORMANCES: Andrea Richter, Arianna Cano and Susan Simental

PAPERS: Devinee Diaz, Joaquin Tuason


WEBSITES: Vanessa Ortega Gaytan, Isabella Chavez, Miguel Martinez


- Molly O'Toole

- Kalyna Raczkiewycz & Ariane Ruiz

- Vedika Patel & Iyari Gomez

- Elyana Aranda, Carlos Barrientos, Mateo Castellares, Heer Patel, Demar Valladares

- Owen Dummeldinger, Filip Kwiatkowski, Jonathan Slota

- Sofia Bahena, Amelia Barger, Hanna Florczak, Viviana Vargas

- Alex Arteaga, Elias Gonzalez, Payton Marchan

- Bridget Harmon, Sophia Jacinto, Vivianne Quintero, Darien Robison


Projects advancing to the state competition, Illinois History Day, will be announced on Tuesday, March 21st at 4:00 P.M. Best of luck to our Thorp historians!