More than $800 was awarded to junior high and high school students whose works were recognized at the State History Fair this spring.
Four hundred students from the sixth through 12th grades competed at Brigham Young University for first- and second-place awards to qualify for competition in the National History Day contest at the University of Maryland in June.Roger Wood of Pine View High School, St. George, received a $400 grand prize for his exhibit about the growth of Seattle during the Yukon Gold Rush.
Four students were also presented cash awards for excellence in Western history. J.D. Laswell, Snow Canyon High School, St. George; and Erin Smith, Bryant Intermediate, Salt Lake City, each received $100 for their projects.
Nathale Laulauli, San Juan High School, Blanding; and Brent R. Keate, Sego Lily Elementary, Lehi, each received $75 second-place awards. Andrea Durrant, Sego Lily Elementary, Lehi, received a $100 award for her entry on environmental history and land management.
Forty-nine students won awards in the categories of performances, exhibits, historical papers and media. All of the projects focused around the theme of "Migration in History."