Niles North High School
9800 Lawler Ave
Skokie, IL 60077
Mrs. Priya Amin
Director of Social Studies
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Niles West High School
5701 Oakton
Skokie, IL 60077
Mr. Martin Zacharia
Director of Social Studies
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October 27, 2023 Debate Tournament

Our debate team recently competed at the annual University of Michigan tournament. This particular tournament is one of the largest national tournaments held each year with over 500 students coming from across the country to compete.

Sophomores Tenzin Choenyi and Rylee Reyes ranked 3rd seed, and took home the semi-final trophy in the JV division. Juniors Raman Manzhankou and Kailey Cabrera earned a double octafinalist trophy.  Great job Viking Debaters!

2 students and teacher in hallway

Left to Right: Junior Jack Jaminski, Ms. Sarah Stucky, Junior Dev Shah


Perfect Score

Both Jack Jaminski and Dev Shah were students in AP Economics with Ms. Stucky during the 2022-2023 school year. Dev Shah was 1 of 44 people in the world who earned a PERFECT SCORE on his AP Microeconomics test. 88,000 people take it worldwide and Dev did not miss a single point on either the multiple choice or the written part. Dev earned such credibility among his cohort that on test correction day, students did not want to proceed if Dev was absent. Jack Jaminski was 1 of 35 people in the world who earned a PERFECT SCORE on the AP Macroeconomics test. 175, 000 people worldwide take this exam, and Jack did not miss a single point on this test. Jack was voted by his classmates to be the outstanding AP Econ student of the year.




Competent and responsible citizens are created through education in schools, in the family, and in the larger community.  The Social Studies Department of District #219 assists students in developing the knowledge and skills required to monitor and influence the formulation, implementation, adjudication, and enforcement of public policy, as well as to participate in voluntary efforts to solve neighborhood and community problems.  The study of history is an essential component of this process.  

The members of this department support the official position of the National Council for the Social Studies and favor heterogeneous grouping in this discipline.

Specifically, the department strives to assist each student to answer these and other fundamental questions:

  • Who am I?
  • To what communities do I belong?
  • How am I influenced by history?
  • What does citizenship in this democracy require, and what does it guarantee?
  • What does being a member of the world community mean to me and this nation?
  • How and why have things changed, and how should they change in time to come?
  • What do I believe and value? How can I validate my beliefs?
  • What can I do to effect change(s) in this society should I so desire?
  • How can I enhance my civic education once I have completed my formal education?