March 21, 2014

History Day awards go to nearly 140 Fresno County students

Nearly 140 students in Fresno County won awards at the History Day 2014 ceremony March 15 by the Fresno County Office of Education at Fresno Pacific University.

Top awards went to:

Sweepstakes Champion: Junior/Senior Division, Marcus Goishi, Charles Vatanatham and Albert Hong, Clovis West High School, for their exhibit on President Harry Truman, Gen. Douglas MacArthur and the Forgotten War. Runners-up were Allison Hodge, Sydney Fox, Bridget Hughes and Max Erl, Alta Sierra Intermediate, Clovis Unified, for their performance, "The Common School: Rights and Responsibilities of Public Education."

San Joaquin Valley Theme: Junior/Senior Division, Marissa Yim-Sun, Monica Tran, Diane Lee and Thanhmai Le, Clovis High, for their website, "John Muir and the Duty to Save the Environment." Elementary Division, Adam Acevedo, Connor Rivas and Jacob Rivas, Fugman Elementary in Clovis Unified, for their 2-D display on river rights and water responsibilities.

Most Creative: Junior/Senior Division, Evelyn Navarro and Patricia Navarro, Gettysburg Elementary, Clovis Unified, for their exhibit on the rights and responsibilities of Muslim women. Elementary Division, Tyler MrKaich, Starr Elementary, Fresno Unified, for his 2-D display on gold medal failure.

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