Aiea Students Excel In History

Aiea Intermediate School came away with six winners at the Central District History Day Fair, held Feb. 9 at Mililani High School, sending them on to the state-level competition for grades 4 to 12 April 20 at Windward Community College.

More than 150 research, display and performance-based projects, designed to broaden students’ appreciation and enthusiasm for history and civics education, were entered in the district fair. The Hawaii Council for the Humanities sponsors the yearlong program in the state’s public and private schools, with some worthy efforts moving up for national judging.

The Aiea students researched the varied topics of Coco Chanel, suffrage, cubism, the telephone, Benigno Aquino and Japan’s Meiji Era.

The Leeward District gets its turn March 9 with a history day fair at Waipahu Intermediate School, and the public is welcome. For more information, call 732-5402, ext. 2.

The 2013 History Day theme is “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events.”