Documentary by RHS Students Wins National History Day Contest

The film, titled "The Green Revolution: Against All Odds," won first place for senior group documentary.

A documentary film produced by four students won first place at the 2012 National History Day competition, held last week at the University of Maryland.

The film, titled The Green Revolution: Against All Odds, was made by Samhita Karnati and sisters Lila, Maya and Tara Balakrishnan. The documentary, which chronicles the green revolution and its legacy, was named the gold-medal winner in the contest's senior group documentary cateogry and won a $5,000 History Channel Award.

The documentary is available on YouTube and also embedded in this post.

Other local students also submitted winning entries to the National History Day competition. They are:

  • First place ($1,000 prize) in Senior Group Performance: Aishwarya Nirmal and Rachel Roberts, International Community School
  • Fourth place in Senior Individual Website: Katie Brandao,
  • Fifth place in Senior Group Website: Jason Lee and Adarsh Mital, International Community School 
  • Seventh place in Junior Group Documentary: Mahi Elango, Adarsh Karnati, Anand Nambakam and Sophie Tevosyan, 
  • Eighth place in Junior Individual Website: Laura Liao, International Community School 
  • Eleventh place in Junior Individual Website: Steven Li, International Community School 


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