Student winners of this year’s National History Day competition were named Thursday at schools in Guam, South Korea and Okinawa, the Department of Defense Education Activities said.
The national event challenges students to explain significant historic events through essays, performances and multimedia.
This year’s National History Day theme was "conflict and compromise." Students from 10 schools sent in submissions to DODEA’s Pacific headquarters.
First- and second-place winners received Far East medals. Here are the results by category:
Mikayla Smith, Amelia Earhart Intermediate School, Okinawa, first place for "Dr. Mary Walker."
Sydney Short, Andersen Middle School, Guam, second place for "Who was Ferdinand Magellan?"
Alexis Mills, Andersen Middle School, first place for "Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela."
Elaine Alameda, Kadena Elementary School, Okinawa, second place for "Prohibition in the United States."
Masako Cruz, D.J. Cruz, Anthony Cruz, Michael Delfin and Cassandra Chen, Andersen Middle School, first place for "Spirit of the Proud Chamorro Warrior."
Sydnie Bligh, Nichole Rentas and Rimiki Ortiz, Lester Middle School, Okinawa, second place for "Battle of Okinawa."
Mia Frederick, Erin Seage and Blake Pilgreen, Seoul American Middle School, South Korea, first place for "The First Crusade: No Compromise for Faith."
Danari White, Andersen Middle School, second place for "The Mai Lai Massacre."
Johnathon Rodriguez and Aaron Haffey, Seoul American Middle School, first place for "The Treaty of Versailles."
Andrew Martinez, Andersen Middle School, second place for "The English Slave Trade of the 18th Century."
Cassidy DeVries, Kubasaki High School, Okinawa, first place for "Fannie Lou Hamer: A Biography."
Jacob Bailey, Guam High School, second place for "Race on the Base."
Kathleen Mundie, Kadena High School, Okinawa, first place for "Battle of Okinawa."
Tarnisha Washington, Ashley Cosy and Tsience White, Guam High School, second place for "Non-Violent Action: Labor and Civil Right Sit-ins."
Ethan Berg and Cody Pumper, [no school given], first place for "Cuban Constriction: Conflict and Compromise of Superpowers."
Emily Smith, Levi Shrader, Ian Kanter, Ashleigh Stebbins and David Mosely, Kubasaki High School, second place for "From the Sky."
Nikita Graham, Kubasaki High School, first place for "Marching for Civil Rights."
Cleo Carlson, of the Korea District, second place for "Protests Against Involvement in the Vietnam War."