Stevens Middle School State History Day

Stevens Middle School State History Day
Posted on 04/25/2018
Stevens Middle School State History DayOn Saturday, April 21, 16 Port Angeles students represented our school district at the Washington State History Day Competition in Auburn at Green River College. 10 students were Stevens Middle School students and 6 were Port Angeles High School Students. This competition included student history competitors from all over the state. All 6 Port Angeles High School students were winners. One group for their topic on “Reign of Terror: The French Revolution” took 5th place. The other group took 2nd place for their documentary called “The Beating of Hopeful Wings: The Norther Spotted Owl Controversy”.  This group will be competing at the National State History Competition at the University of Maryland just minutes away from Washington D.C. where they will compete against students from all over the United States.

Winning 2nd place at the History Day State Competition: Taila Anderson, Katie Cobb, Abby Sanders, and Maizie Tucker. They will be competing in the Senior Group Documentary category at Nationals in Washington, D.C.

Winning 5th place at the History Day State Competition: Raven Sharpe and Felicia Che. They competed at state in the Senior Group Documentary Category.

History Day on Grass

The following Stevens Middle School students participated in state level competition after winning at the region level in Bremerton a few weeks prior:

Adam Boyd for his exhibit titled “Reconstruction”. (1st place at Olympic Region History Day.)

Anne Edwards, Gillian Wolfe, and Olivia Carroll for their documentary titled “G.I. Jane”. (2nd place region level)

Addie Lomax and Destiny Smith for their documentary titled “The Stonewall Riots: Remembering the Event that Galvanized the Gay Rights Movement”. (3rd place at Olympic Region History Day.)

Caitlyn Floerchinger-Noe, Daya Woodyard, Joelle Gahimer, Meili Snedeger, and Vail Mead for their webpage titled “Salem Witch Trials”. (3rd place at Olympic Region History Day.)

History Day on Bench

Eighth grade history and language arts teachers, Laurie Day and Darren Mills, from Stevens Middle School, guided and accompanied students at the state competition.

“This was a dynamic learning experience for our students. They had to not only display their research through a documentary, exhibit, or webpage, but they had to be involved in an interview process with judges in front of an audience at times,” said Day.  “Additionally, they were able to see what other students their age from around the state could produce. They were able to view exhibits and watch documentaries on a variety of historical topics surrounding the theme, “conflict and compromise”. Webpage students took part in a seminar with other webpage students.”

Stevens Middle School provided the funding for transportation and accommodations for student competitors from the school district.

Each year, nearly 3,000 students with their families and teachers gather at the University of Maryland, College Park for the week-long event. These enthusiastic groups come from all fifty United States, Washington, D.C., Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and international schools in China, Korea, and South Asia. The excitement can be felt across the campus. After spending months on project research and preparation, and competing at local and affiliate contests, these students are eager to show their hard work at the National Contest. (from the National History Day’s website)

(Photos by Laurie Day/Port Angeles School District)

For additional assistance, please contact:

M. Patsene Dashiell
Communications & Community Relations Coordinator
Ph: 360-565-3703
Port Angeles School District
Central Services – 216 East 4th Street
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