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HomeConnection will send students to national History Day competition

Connor Quijano, Riley Borden, Megan Maronde, Caitlin Maronde and coach Dena Royal fared well at the state History Day competition. - --
Connor Quijano, Riley Borden, Megan Maronde, Caitlin Maronde and coach Dena Royal fared well at the state History Day competition.
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HomeConnection has again represented the Oak Harbor School District well at the state contest for National History Day. All four students made it to the finals round of competition at state, with three of those students qualifying for nationals.

This is the second year in a row that all HomeConnection students made it to state finals and is the only school in the state to do so.

Due to budget cutbacks, the students need to raise 100 percent of expenses to attend the national competition from donations. Donations can be sent to HomeConnection Booster Club, c/o CloverValley HomeConnection, 600 Cherokee St., Oak Harbor.

This year’s theme was revolution, reaction and reform.

 

Riley Borden, sixth grade, competed in the Junior (grades six to

eight) Individual Performance Category with “Indian Boarding Schools: A Revolution without Guns.”

 

She received second place, advancing to the national contest, which will be held June 9 to 14 at the University of Maryland. Borden also received the prestigious Washington Secretary of State’s Research Award.

Caitlin Maronde, seventh grade, competed in the Junior Individual Documentary Category with “Seattle’s Hooverville:  Setting the Precedent for Public Housing Reform.”

She received third place, advancing to the national contest as an alternate.

Megan Maronde, 10th grade, competed in the Senior Individual Documentary Category with “The Eugenics Movement: Science Negatively Influencing Social Reform.”

She received third place, advancing to the national contest as an alternate.

This is her third year as a National History Day student; each year she made it to state finals. Last year, she competed at the national contest.

Connor Quijano, 11th grade, competed in the Senior Individual Website Category with “Equity vs. Equality: Women in the U.S. Military Service Academies.” He received fourth place.

This is his second year as a National History student and last year he competed at the national contest.

All students are coached by volunteer teacher Dena Royal.

Megan Maronde and Quijano are dual HomeConnection/Oak Harbor High School students.

 

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