Anchorage Honors its History Day Winners!
The Anchorage Women's Club, Alaska Association for Historic Preservation, and Anchorage Historic Preservation Commission welcomed Anchorage's 35 State History Day winners to the Pioneer School House on Sunday to honor their achievement. More than 60 people packed into the nearly century old school building to celebrate the work of Anchorage's winners. Students researched topics ranging from Frida Kahlo and Upton Sinclair to World War II and the Internet and presented them in the form of research papers, exhibits, websites, documentaries and performances. In June, they will travel to the University of Maryland in College Park to represent Alaska in the National History Day contest. Congratulations to all!
Fifty-four Alaska Students Win the State History Day Contest!
Fifty-four Alaska Students from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Haines, North Pole, Chugiak, and Eagle River won the State History Day contest last week and the honor of representing the state at the National History Day contest at the University of Maryland in College Park in June. During the 2012-13 school year students were asked to research topics related the the theme "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events" and present their findings in a website, documentary, performance, exhibit, or paper. Their projects can be viewed here.
In June, Alaska's students will join approximately 3,000 students from the other 49 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, China, South Korea, Jakarta, and Singapore at the University of Maryland to compete for scholarships and prizes. Alaska's 2012 special prize winners won a trip to New Orleans to attend the Grand Opening of the World War II Museum's Freedom Pavilion and the $500 Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize.
While in Maryland students will also meet with Alaska's congressional delegation, tour our nation's capital, and participate in National History Day events.