History Day Winners Move To State Contest

When Mililani hosted the Central District’s History Day Fair Feb. 9 at the high school, it also dominated the winners circle and will send 18 projects from Mililani Complex schools to the state-level competition for grades 4 to 12 on 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.

Mililani High fielded 14 students who are moving up to state judging. Mililani Middle School has one, Mililani Ike Elementary three. Other area winners were Waialua Intermediate with three and Wheeler Middle School with two. Their topics ranged from the telephone to nuclear fission, from battles at Wounded Knee to Midway, plus birth control, apartheid and cubism. The 2013 theme is “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events.”