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History Day Projects Advance to State

Garrison Middle School students win 2023 Regional History Day competition; several teams advance to state

Congratulations to Garrison Middle School students who participated in the 2023 Regional History Day competition on Saturday, March 11, held at Eastern Washington University.

“The students represented Garrison and Walla Walla very well taking home many accolades,” said teacher Beth Clearman. “Not only did they behave themselves, but they presented their projects to the judges with clarity and details. They were very enthusiastic and passionate about their topics. The judges were impressed with the enthusiasm and knowledge they had acquired throughout this process.”

All students submitted a project, which followed the theme of the year, Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. Students presented projects to a panel of judges who questioned them about their topic and research methods. Each project included a process paper on their research skills and an annotated bibliography. Students and projects were evaluated on a plethora of criteria.

Some students worked individually and others in a group. At the end of the day, Walla Walla came home with the following awards:
Junior Division (note: all participants are 8th graders at Garrison Middle School)

5th place in Group Exhibits
Cesar Chavez: Fighting for Change
Maeve Mahoney, Bryton Smith Phillips, Gregory Powell and Malaya Esparza

5th place (there was a tie)
Title IX: The Law That Changed Women's Sports
Gabe Davenport, Boyer Robinson, Luke Higgins and Colton McCollaugh

4th place in Group Exhibits
The Simpsons
Mihai Stroe, Charles Wutzke, Mitchell Vu and Cameron Morgan

3rd Place
Marie Curie: Her Impact
Isabella Covarrubias, Hazel Asmus, Sofia Jenkins, and Ryan Beebe

2nd place
Women's Rights: the passing of the 19th amendment and its effects on women's behavior
Phoebe Frierson, Katie Burt, Makenna Wright

1st place
Strategic Bombing
Lars Sandven, David Maldonado, and Wesley Brandon

In the junior website building competition:

2nd Place
Sputnik: The First Artificial Satellite
Ethan Stiller, Wyatt Case, Aaden Repoff and Thatcher Ensor-McDermott

In the Individual Exhibit Board Competition

2nd Place
Hugo Ball: Frontier in Dadism
Kyro Lilwall

PHOTO - Garrison MS 8th grade students Lars Sandven, David Maldonado, and Wesley Brandon show off their Strategic Bombing display that won first place at the regional competition. 

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