History Day 2017

Each year, our 7th grade students compete in National History Day, Monterey County and we are proud of our students' accomplishments. We have had county winners, California state winners, and even a National winner. But more importantly, we believe that History Day teaches our students research, time management, and study skills that prove invaluable in their road to success.

History Day is an exciting enrichment program that furthers students understanding of historical issues, ideas, people, and events. It is an academic adventure that provides teachers with an innovative teaching tool that fosters students' enthusiasm for learning. Students complete extensive research, critically analyze and develop historical conclusions, and present their interpretations in a critical yet creative forum. This yearlong academic adventure fosters students' enthusiasm for learning and their love for history.
History Day sparks critical thinking, and helps develop skills in research and analysis, writing, and public speaking. Students create original documentaries, exhibits, performances, research papers, or websites exploring a breadth of historical topics within an annual theme. After selecting a historical topic that relates to the annual theme, students conduct extensive research using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. All students gain interesting and even surprising insights that they could not have found in history books alone.

We invite you to peruse our students' projects. We believe you will be amazed at the depth of research and quality of their projects.

Monterey County History Day

Congratulations to the All Saints' Class of 2018 for their success at the 2017 Monterey County History Day!

Supported by teachers Forbes Keaton and Kevin Day, the 7th grade students had a highly successful showing at the 25th Annual "Monterey County History Day - Taking a Stand in History" competition, held at Los Arboles Middle School in Marina on Saturday, March 18, 2017. 140 students from 7 different schools competed.
Eleven of our 7th grade students were State Finalists and represented All Saints' and Monterey County at the National History Day - California Competitions
In addition to the 11 county winners, the class of 2018 received a total of 27 special awards.

Awards

Individual Exhibits
3 County Winners
“Mahatma Gandhi: Taking a Stand For Indian Rights Through Satyagraha” by Logan Falkel
“Lady Labor Slugger” Margaret A. Haley Takes a Stand for the Women Teachers of Chicago” by Kate Morgan
“Frank Lloyd Wright Takes a Stand for Organic Architecture” by Nate Schindler
Honorable Mention
“Lucille Ball: A Woman Ahead of Her Time” by Makenna Tarsitano
Finalist
“California Water Wars: William Mulholland’s Stand for the Los Angeles Aqueduct” by Craig Chiu

Individual Documentaries
3 County Winners
“Alice Waters. Taking a Stand for Healthy and Organic Foods Throughout the United States” by Hannah Filly
“Muhammad Ali Taking a Stand In and Out of the Ring” by Holden Schoone
“Melissa Ludtke and Lesely Visser: Taking a Stand for Women in the Field of Sports Journalism” by Julia Vanoli
Honorable Mention:
“Betty Friedan: Taking a Stand on Feminism and Ageism” by Teah LeBlanc
 
Historical Papers
2 County Winners
“Dolores Huerta: Taking a Stand for the Civil Rights of Farmworkers and Latinas” by Clea Caddell
“The White Rose: Taking a Stand Against the Nazis” by Amalie Hansch
 
Individual Websites
3 County Winners
“America’s Unknown WW II Heroes: The Flying Tigers – Saviors of China” by Alexander Rupp
“Patsy T. Mink and Title IX – Taking a Stand in History “ by Sophia Silveira
“Exposing Injustice: Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams Take Stands for Interned Japanese American During World War II” by Cailin Templeman
Finalist
“Taking a Stand for Their Lives and Beliefs: The Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust” by John Hoffman
 
SPECIAL AWARDS
Arts Award – Nate Schindler, Cailin Templeman
Individual in History Award – Logan Falkel, Teah LeBlanc
Military History Award – Alexander Rupp
Peace & Freedom Award – Amalie Hansch, Kate Morgan, Cailin Templeman
Popular Culture Award – Makenna Tarsitano
Sports in History Arwad – Maddie Hale, Julia Vanoli
Technology Award – Finnian Vogelpohl
Turning Point in History Award – Finnian Vogelpohl
Women in History Award – Clea Caddell, Kate Morgan, Sophia Silveira
California Local History – Clea Caddell, Craig Chiu, Cailin Templeman
ME Earth Award – Hannah Filly
Colonial Dames Award – Kate Morgan, Cailin Templeman
Flying Tigers Award – Alexander Rupp
Education Award – Hannah Filly
Rucker Award – Kate Morgan, Holden Schoone
Local History – Craig Chiu

California State History Day Competition

Our 11 County Winners continued their competition and went to Rocklin, California to represent All Saints' and Monterey County. 40,000 students from 34 California counties entered History Day in California this year and 1,400 students made it to the California State competition in Rocklin, CA, held on May 5 - 7, 2017.

Our 11 county winners did a fabulous job and seven of our students made it into the top 20 of their respective categories!

At the awards ceremony, Clea Caddell was awarded Honorable Mention for her historical paper, Kate Morgan won Runner Up for her exhibit board, and Julia Vanoli won Runner Up for her documentary. Additionally Clea Caddell, Alexander Rupp, and Julia Vanoli received special awards for their projects.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Awards

Individual Documentaries
RUNNER UP
“Melissa Ludtke and Lesely Visser: Taking a Stand for Women in the Field of Sports Journalism” by Julia Vanoli

Individual Exhibits
RUNNER UP
“Lady Labor Slugger” Margaret A. Haley Takes a Stand for the Women Teachers of Chicago” by Kate Morgan
FINALIST
“Mahatma Gandhi: Taking a Stand For Indian Rights Through Satyagraha” by Logan Falkel

Historical Papers
HONORABLE MENTION
“Dolores Huerta: Taking a Stand for the Civil Rights of Farmworkers and Latinas” by Clea Caddell

Individual Websites
FINALISTS
“America’s Unknown WW II Heroes: The Flying Tigers – Saviors of China” by Alexander Rupp
“Patsy T. Mink and Title IX – Taking a Stand in History “ by Sophia Silveira
“Exposing Injustice: Dorothea Lange and Ansel Adams Take Stands for Interned Japanese American During World War II” by Cailin Templeman

SPECIAL AWARDS
California History Award - Clea Caddell
Women in History Award - Julia Vanoli
Military History Award - Alexander Rupp