Award-winning student history projects focusing on PNW tribes

Another tribal-related winning entry has emerged from The History Channel’s National History Day Contest, in addition to the Washington History Day Contest, both exploring topics related to two Pacific Northwest tribes.

Two students from International Community School in Kirkland, WA,  Jessica Jin and Anastasiya Kirichuk, earned first place in the National History Day’s Group Website category, with their project “Freeing the Elwha: Debating the Future of America’s Watersheds.”

At the state level, in the Washington History Day contest, two students from Pleasant Valley Middle School in Vancouver, WA, Jessi Shelton and Mercedes McLeod, won first place in the Group Documentary category for their video, “The Treaty of Neah Bay 1855: Created by Diplomacy, Destroyed by Debate”. A story about their girls project can be found here.