Prosser School District had a strong showing at the National History Day State competition.
Fifteen students from Housel Middle School and four from Prosser High School qualified and presented their research projects at the State contest Saturday, April 22nd, at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. As usual, all of our students did fantastic work that reflected outstanding academic research. Their teachers Mr. and Mrs. Smith are proud of the hard work and dedication of all 19 students.
Fifteen Housel Middle School students including Iris Slonecker, Valerie Hernandez, Molly Peters, Violet Schwab, Jimmy Park, and Dalante Torrico researched and presented original historical documentaries and performances. Nine students placed. In Junior Group Documentary: 5th place, Atharva Gupta and Enoch Akinbade. Junior Group Performance: 5th Place, Ezri Roy and Olivia Smasne, 3rd Place Alison Hartliep and Sydney Belisle. Individual Performance. Three of the final five were all Prosser students. Zach Wyckoff took 5th, Bailey Thornock 4th, and Madison Smith took 1st Place, qualifying her for Nationals.
PHS student Clara Wyckoff’s Individual Documentary was awarded the Susan and Bart Lyman Award from the National Society of Colonial Dames of America for an outstanding entry demonstrating the importance of strong leadership. Dakota Silcott's Senior Division paper placed 5th, while the Senior Group Performance from Miriam Slonecker and Maggie Galbraith placed first in their division and they will head to Nationals along with Madison.
Congratulations to our students and advisors on a great showing at State NHD. Good luck to Miriam, Maggie and Madison at the National competition.