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    Congratulations! Beaver Historians cleaned up at the Washington History Day State Contest !
    Posted on 05/03/2021
    National History Day Spiral Logo 2021 Communication in History: The Key to Understanding

    Ballard High School won the Outstanding School (Senior Division) Award!

    2021 Wa History Day State Contest Outstanding School - Senior Devision Winner Ballard High School Teachers Robin Dowdy and Shawn Lee Students listed on webpage

    The 39th Annual Washington History Day Virtual State Contest Awards Ceremony was held in Olympia Washington at the end of April. The National History Day Program is nation-wide social studies program for students in grades 6-12. This year we had 57 skilled and generous Teachers, 365 dedicated and hardworking Students and 233 creative and informative historical research projects to the 2021 Virtual State Contest with the theme this year Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.

    Watch the Virtual Awards Ceremony

    The Virtual Awards Ceremony is worth watching, look for Ballard HS mentions at 32:20 as well as 33:03, 35:45, 37:10 and at 38:17 for the Ballard Outstanding School Award!

    Students Win Gold Medal and Qualify for the National History Day Competition

    Amelia DeEulio and Charlie Hazel Pon won a gold medal and qualified for the National History Day competition for their documentary film.

    Take a moment to watch their award winning documentary

     Anti-Japanese Propaganda: The Inhuman Enemy


    Ballard Students Qualified as State Finalists!

    • Hope Onstad, 4th place Individual Exhibit, The Art of Photography Revolutionize by Group F64
    • Ella Joseph, 5th place Individual Exhibit, Elizabeth Friedman: The Unsung Hero of WWII
    • Allie Dowdy, 6th place Individual Exhibit, Virginia Hall: Misunderstanding of Women's Potential Post WWII
    • Mia Saunders and Isa Wick, 4th place Group Exhibit, Keith Haring: Art and Activism during the AIDS Crisis
    • Charlie Thee and Julian Peterson, 5th place Group Documentary, Fear of a Black Planet: A Lesson in Fighting the Power”

    ~ We are very proud of these students and all that they have achieved this year. 
    BHS Teachers | Shawn T. Lee: US History and Government, Robin Dowdy: Social Studies