Sunday, June 13, 2010

Day 1: Jet Lag Zapped, Team Washington Hits the Big City

It started at 7:30AM, with the Team Washington orientation meeting on the front patio of Ellicott Hall. After a quick overview of the days to come, most of the group headed into Washington, DC, for a day of sightseeing. But not everyone... the exhibit hall opened early, and soon it was a blur of power drills, hammers, hinges, and duct tape. Lots and lots of duct tape. We're thinking that if you laid all the duct tape used in History Day end to end, it would stretch around the world. More than once.
James & Wesley (of the duct tape), setting up their exhibit.

Team Washington's queens, Emily & Maddie, taking a break from unpacking their exhibit.

Sequim teamwork: James & Wesley help Bill move his board onto the table.

Heather & Rebecca unpack their exhibit.

Team Stanwood (who won't ever have to stand in a breadline, since they're all brilliant.)

Megan & FDR

Maia & her friends.

Teacher of Merit Finalist, Tricia Billes

Team Prosser posing in front of the Washington Monument.

Hayley at the Korean War Memorial

Justine in front of the Washington Monument.

Kalin at the FDR Memorial.

Getting buddy buddy with FDR.

Ryan & Alison at the Vietnam War Memorial.

Sarah at the FDR Memorial.

Coupeville spent the evening writing thank you postcards to their fans.  (Awwwww.)

Good night, team Washington fans!
-Gwen the Paparazzo & Empress Lauren


  1. looks like team washington is settling down well! Good luck everyone!

    ~Nic Jensen

  2. Everyone looks like they are having lots of fun! Good luck at competition today! Adrianna sends a special shout out to Kelsey and Anna: (Go All American Puppy Paw leaders and awesome History Day competitors.)