April 10, 2003

History Day

Twenty-seven students from Thunder Mountain Middle School competed at the regional contest of History Day on March 27 at Green River Community College. Students chose a topic from history and related it to a national theme. This year's theme is Rights and Responsibilities in History. Students created performances, documentaries, exhibits or historical papers to demonstrate their knowledge and analysis of the topic. Students completed an annotated bibliography to accompany their project and were judged on historical quality, clarity of presentation and relationship to the theme. Students in each category competed with other students from schools in our area to earn the opportunity to compete at the state contest in Ellensburg on May 3. The following students will represent Thunder Mountain at this contest:

Claire: Individual exhibit
Lauren: Individual exhibit
Elisabeth and Jackson: Group exhibit
Melanie and Erin: Group exhibit
Hans: Individual performance
James: Individual documentary
Sam: Historical paper
Nathan: Historical paper
Hannah: Historical paper

These students will compete against other junior entries from the state of Washington. The top two entries in each category will represent Washington state at the National History Day Contest in Washington DC in June.
Congratulations to all the students who participated in the contest. We are proud of you!