Five student exhibits named outstanding projects by the Colonial Dames in Washington during Washington History Day will be on display at Washington Pioneer Hall through the end of August.
National History Day in Washington is a yearlong project-based history program for middle and high school students with regional, state and national contests. Gov. Jay Inslee signed History Day legislation into law in March 2018, establishing the civics education to be used by the Office of Public Instruction through public/private partnerships.
Seven students across the state received outstanding project awards from the Colonial Dames last May during Washington History Day in Ellensburg.
The five projects on display at Pioneer Hall, 1642 43rd Ave. E., are: “Destroy Every Closet Door - Harvey Milk,” by Evergreen Middle School student Riya Kalra, who took second place in Washington and second at the national contest;
“Clara Barton and the American Red Cross: A Significant Triumph Towards Aiding Humanity in Times of Historical Tragedies,” by Woodinville High School student Prisha Patel, who took second place at state; “Stopping a Tragedy in Urban Renewal: The Triumphant Return of the Pike Place Market,” by International Community School student Elizabeth Fu, who took first place and state. Her exhibit was selected for display at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History; “Pride Over Principle: The Nazis Behind NASA,” by Vancouver iTech Prep students Abigail Andersen, Trevor Bosman and Grant Meyers, which took first place in the state’s group exhibit category; “Maya Angelou and the Cabaret for Freedom,” by International Community School junior Sreshta Kalisi, who took first at state.
Pioneer Hall is open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays; noon to 4:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays; 1-4:30 p.m. Thursdays; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. It is open by appointment on Fridays and closed on Tuesdays.