Shorewood students qualify for state History Day event

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Eight Shorewood High School students have qualified for state competition following the North Puget Sound Regional History Day contest at Shoreline Center.

History Day is part of a national effort to enhance history education and prepare students to become informed and involved citizens.

At the Shoreline regional event, 436 students in grades 6 to 12 participated by conducting research and presenting their results in one of five categories: exhibits, papers, multi-media documentaries, original performances and websites. They work as individuals or in groups of up to five members.

The state competition will be held at Bellevue College on Saturday, May 7. The top two finishers in each category will compete in the national contest June 12 to 16 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

This year's contest theme: "Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences."

The Shorewood state qualifiers:

Senior Group Documentary
3rd place: Annika Stenfjord, Kirsten Stavig, "Seward's Icebox: Debate Over the Purchase of Alaska."

Senior Group Website
2nd place: Hiwot Zewdie, Stephanie Chan, "Stonewall: Stepping Out of the Closet Against Oppression."
3rd place: Yi Zhou, Yashmira Naidoo, "Purging the System: The 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act."

Senior Individual Website
4th place: Joey Haeck, "Appeasement: And the Consequences of Failing to See the Truth."

Senior Individual Exhibit
2nd place: Charlotte Donnan, "The Big Three: A Relationship that Saved the World."

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