Several McKnight Middle School students placed highly in the recent South Puget Sound Regional History Day competition at Green River Community College.
These students will represent McKnight at the Washington State History Day competition at the University of Washington on April 26.
All McKnight eighth graders created a history project in the beginning of the school year, and 80 chose to refurbish their projects for McKnight’s recent annual History Day competition. Top finishers from McKnight’s competition moved onto regionals.
McKnight regional results:
• Group exhibits: Jordan Dawkins, Mary Nguyen, Thomas Nguyen and Jennifer Diep placed first with their exhibit on Bakke vs. UC Davis. Jackie Manson, Diana Chen and Sam Shank placed third with their exhibit on the Boston Tea Party. Maddie Martin, Sarah Suchower, Kristi Kajita and Becky Kranz received an honorable mention for their exhibit on working women in World War II.
• Documentary: Priscilla Yu, Aileen Isakharov and Salina Abraham placed first with their documentary on Housing Discrimination in Seattle. Michael Valentine and Kyle Yuasa placed third with their documentary on the WTO riots in Seattle.
• Web site: Stephanie Lee placed second with her project on the Wah Mee massacre in Seattle. Ayumi Sakiyama placed third with her project on the battle of Okinawa.