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State Library participates in State History Day

Senior Group Exhibit 2nd Place Winner "The Boldt Decision: Turning Point for Native American Treaty Rights" by Taylor Mamaril and Britt McCracken

Senior Group Exhibit 2nd Place Winner “The Boldt Decision: Turning Point for Native American Treaty Rights” by Taylor Mamaril and Britt McCracken

This past Saturday, Washington State Library staff, along with staff from the Office of the Secretary of State’s Washington State Archives, served as judges at the state contest for History Day.  History Day is a nationwide program that challenges young people to become expert historians and tell the story of an historical event using primary sources.  History Day is sponsored by the Washington State Historical Society, which has grown the Washington contest into one of the strongest programs in the country.  Last year, Washington State sent 36 projects to the national contest and of those, 24 went on to final there.  Based on the papers, websites, exhibits, documentaries, and performances we saw this weekend, Washington will have another strong showing at nationals in 2013.  Presented here are just several of the exhibits that are off to nationals this year.  Congratulations to all the winners, and remember that the State Library is a great place to hunt down those primary sources that will make next year’s projects shine!

 

Senior Group Exhibit Winner "Turning Points for Women in Journalism" by Helen Lee and Erin Lee.

Senior Group Exhibit 1st Place Winner “Turning Points for Women in Journalism” by Helen Lee and Erin Lee.

Junior Group Exhibit 1stPlace Winner "1962: When Seattle Invented the Future" by Jordan Albrecht and Sierra Noble

Junior Group Exhibit 1st Place Winner “1962: When Seattle Invented the Future” by Jordan Albrecht and Sierra Noble

Junior Individual Exhibit 1st Place Winner "The Lacey Acts: the Birth of Conservation Legislation" by JoHanna Flahiff

Junior Individual Exhibit 1st Place Winner “The Lacey Acts: the Birth of Conservation Legislation” by JoHanna Flahiff




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