Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Washington History Day - Senior Day at the National Contest

Hello Washington History Day Fans,

Coming to you live from the 2017 National History Day contest...Tuesday edition.

Today was another grueling day with the heat and humidity while trying to manage some serious campus navigation. Joan and I both crisis-crossed the campus today while cheering on our competing Seniors!

This evening we joined a large Washington State contingent as we all gathered in the Stamp Student Union to cheer on the girls from Evergreen Middle School as they competed in the Junior Group Documentary Finals! They did a great job and we hope to see them bringing home some hardware on Thursday.

As for the Seniors today, we did not have any of our Documentaries or Performances move on to the Final round. They all presented well and we are very proud of their hard work and accomplishments this year. Great job Seniors!

Below is a recap of today's activities along with a few teacher submitted pictures of our Juniors enjoying the D.C. area this week.

Tomorrow we have Ali Jones and Gabrielle Hager presenting their Documentary at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. The Northshore contingent is meeting with Senator Maria Cantwell. Kelsey Ballard from Cedar Heights Middle School is going to be presenting her Exhibit at the National Museum of American History all day for the world to see. And Joan scored a free ticket to the African American Museum, so she will be spending the day in D.C.'s hottest attraction. Yay Joan!

Performing their Senior Group Performance, you can see Giovanni and Mikaila Bardessono as she cuts his hair live during the performance.

Jerry Cao as he paitently waits to share his Senior Group Documentary.

All 6 of our Senior Group Exhibit Students standing in the dorm lounge after successful judge interviews. From left to right, Brigitte Larkin and Madison Neyland from Liberty HIgh School. Sarah Yang, Taylor Caragher, Valerie Chung and Daniel Chen from International Community School.

Ali Jones and Gabrielle Hager as they are being judged during their Senior Group Documentary.

Sneha Bharadwaj as she shares her Senior Individual Documentary with the judges.

Rudy Garcia and Anthony Chung as they answer questions during their Senior Group Documentary.

Also we have Max Feather after his Monday Junior Individual Performance.

Olivia Krey sitting in front of her Junior Individual Exhibit topic, Sojourner Truth.

Steven Lu standing in front of his topic, Toussaint Louverture.

Aarushi Jain getting in some 10 pin in the college bowling alley.

Until tomorrow...

Joan and Mark saying good night from College Park.

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