Thursday, June 13, 2013

Hello History Day Fans,

The national contest is officially over…

And Washington state yet again did great at the national level. There were over 2900 competing students this year and Washington had 59 students in 36 projects.

I’m happy to report that we had 10 projects make it into the final round, way to go Team WA! Of that we had 2 golds and 2 silver medals. We also took home the NARA award for Constitutional History, Hannah Foster, Stephanie Massart, Avalon Tarbot-Mendoza, Nathan Runkle.

With that being said, here are your official results:


Heni Barns, Coupeville High School, “Striking a Turning Point: the 1917 Pacific Northwest Lumber Strike.” Senior Individual Documentary

Anand Nambakam, Kevin Nakahara, Ethan Perrin, STEM High School, “Nikola Tesla: Electrifying a New Era.” Senior Group Documentary


Taylor Walsh, Charles Wright Academy, “Samuel F. B. Morse: Artist to Innovator, A Turning Point in Communication.” Senior Individual Website

Andrew Simon, Kingston Middle School, “The Trans-Alaska Pipeline: A Struggle for Balance.” Junior Paper

4th Place

Samhita and Adarsh Karnati, Eric Burlingame, Redmond High School, “From Panic to Progress: the Launch of Sputnik.” Senior Group Documentary 

Kaylee Kim, Charles Wright Academy, “Roberts Commission.” Senior Individual Exhibit

5th Place

Hannah Foster, Stephanie Massart, Avalon Tarbot-Mendoza, Nathan Runkle, Pleasant Valley Middle School, “Silencing Celilo Falls: Symbol of a Century of Loss, Turning Point in Native American Activism on the Columbia River. Junior Group Performance

6th Place

Sophia Michaels, Alicia Lee, International Community School, “The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater 1958: A Turning Point in Racial Integration.” Junior Group Website

7th Place

Serena Caryl, Lewis and Clark High School, “The 26th Amendment: A Youth Revolution.” Senior Individual Performance

9th Place

Anael Kuperwajs, Timbercrest Junior High, “The Final Solution: the Horrific Turning Point that Prompted the Jewish Holocaust.” Junior Individual Performance

Way to go Team WA for another great year and another great national contest. You should all be proud of your accomplishments this year and thank you for taking part.

Don’t forget, next year’s theme is “Rights and Responsibilities in History.”

Have a safe trip home and have a great summer. See you next year.
Your wonderful and able bodied History Day staff and volunteers.

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