Several Whatcom County students know their history and have proved it by earning places at the state History Day competition later this spring.
The regional compeition was at Western Washington University a few weeks ago, but I only recently got my hands on the results.
The History Day competition requires students (individually or in a group) to create a documentary, exhibit or Web site, do a performance or write a paper on a topic that fits the year’s theme. This school year, the theme is “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.” Students compete at regionals and the top three in each project category advances to the state competition.
The following students are advacing to state:
Clara Wheeler, Whatcom Day Academy, 2nd place for her paper titled “Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.”
Cameron Blecha and Justin McCain, Skyline Elementary, 1st place for their Web site titled “Alice Ramsey Breaking Boundaries: the Drive that Changed America.”
Ashley Cummins, Maddi Hommes, Olivia Hortegas, Lynden Middle School, 2nd place for their Web site titled “Alice Paul: Extreme Tactics Result in Gender Equality.”
Daniel Ericksen, Skyline Elementary, 3rd place for his Web site titled “George Mitchell: A Legacy that Changed Baseball.”
Wesley Cruse, Skyline Elementary, 4th place for his Web site titled “Garry Kasparov: The Legacy of a Champion.”
Lyndia Hull and Maggie Naylor, Skyline Elementary, 3rd place for their documentary titled “”Crikey! What a Legacy: the Steve Irwin Story.”
Cheyenne Joshua and Bethany Tegt, Skyline Elementary, 1st place for their exhibit titled “Belva Lockwood: The Woman of Action Becomes a Legacy.”
Zach Vis, Logan Smith and Bret DeGraaff, Lynden Middle School, 2nd place for their exhibit titled “Robert Gould Shaw: His Fight for a Race.”
Hanna Kiele, Lexie Greguski and Natasha Wilson, Blaine Middle School, 4th place for their exhibit titled “Orville E. Bloch: An American Hero.”
Taylor V’Dovec, Blaine Middle School, 1st place for his exhibit titled “Erwin Schrodinger: Changing Ideas About Matter.”
Mia Hodges, Whatcom Day Academy, 2nd place for her exhibit titled “Wilma Rudolph: Gazelle of the Track.”
Olivia Raymond, Whatcom Day Academy, 4th place for her exhibit titled “Anne Frank: Putting a Face to the Holocaust.”
Elizabeth Blackwell, Whatcom Middle School, 5th place for her exhibit titled “Elizabeth Blackwell: Breaking Barriers in Medicine.”
Saskia Dolk, Blaine Middle School, 6th place for her exhibit titled “Nelson Mandela: Prepared to Live or Die for and Ideal.”
Simone Prince-Eichner, a home school student, 1st place for her performance titled “Justitia Omnibus: Clarence Earl Gideon and the Right to Counsel for the Poor – Changing History from Behind Bars.”
Natalie Russell, Skyline Elementary School, 4th place for her performance titled “A New Idea: The Actions and Legacies of Dixy Lee Ray.”
Justin Rasmussen, Landon Wynne and Jordan Comstock, Lynden High School, 3rd place for their Web site titled “Martin Luther Reformation Leader.”
Julia Roper and Lauren Olsen, Lynden High School, 1st place for their performance titled “Eglantyne Jebb: One Person, One Vision, Millions of Children’s Lives Saved.”