BY Ed Rumley

May 26, 2021


PATERSON — Two Paterson eighth graders have made it to the finals of a nationwide history contest.

Nuha Choudhury and Christina Salazar, students at the Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented, advanced from the New Jersey statewide National History Day contest earlier this month. The 14-year-olds created a website about the Navajo Code Talkers and their contribution to the American military during the two world wars in the 20th century.

Both girls said that advancing to the New Jersey finals was thrilling and they credited their instructor, Lizandaa Alburg, and their parents for their success.

“Mrs. Alburg meets with us after class sessions and discusses our project with us,” Salazar said. “She is so excited about history.”

More than 60 New Jersey students in middle school and high school advanced to the national contest this year, officials said.

“Not only did Nuha and Christina choose their own topic and thesis statement, but their research was tremendous,” Alburg said. “I am so proud of them.”


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