On Tuesday, November 8th, the NYHS History Club held a mock presidential election. Students and staff could "vote" in the Library during 6th & 7th periods via "ballots" constructed using Google forms. Approximately 165 votes were cast, and our results mimicked the national results in a startling way. Our results were: Clinton - 73, Trump - 71, Johnson - 18, Stein - 3.
Check it out! Below are links of interest regarding the National History Club in general and the National History Scholars Society in particular.
As you will see, our first "class" of inductees is listed. Congratulations to all of these ladies, and thank you for your help and commitment in getting our History Club off of the ground!
NHC newsletter link
Today was our field trip to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia. I was expecting it to be interesting, but I have to say that it was more unique than I had imagined.
The second-largest hand-cut stone building in THE WORLD (second only to the Kremlin), and the number one tourist attraction in West Virginia, TALA is a former state mental institution. Built during the Civil War, it has a million stories to tell -- stories of historical relevance, paranormal activity, and the despair of early mental health treatment.