Freshman Rishi Mukherjee earned first place in the senior national exhibit category of Pittsburgh's National History Day competition and will represent WT at the virtual state competition in May.
Rishi is no stranger to receiving National History Day accolades: In 2018, Rishi earned a second place finish at the regional competition and made it to the deliberation round of the state competition. Last year, he and classmate Jocelyn Hayes won first place at the regional and state competitions in junior group exhibition and represented WT at the national contest.
Earlier this spring, Rishi was also invited to Harrisburg to set up a past exhibit at the Pennsylvania State Museum. In the words of Upper School history teacher Callie Gropp '03, "This is an extraordinary honor and speaks to Rishi's intellect, creativity, dedication, and drive."
The National History Day Contest encourages more than half a million students around the world to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice.