Northwest NEWS

March 27, 2000

School

KJH students advance to finals

   Kenmore Junior High sent 22 students to the North Puget Sound Regional History Day competition Wednesday, March 15. The annual competition, held at the Shoreline Center, is the largest in Washington State, with more winners advancing to State and National competitions than in any other region.

   This is the sixth year Kenmore Junior High (KJH) has competed in History Day. This year's theme was "Turning Points in History." Three ninth grade students from KJH won awards and will advance to the State Finals, to be held May 5 in Ellensburg.

   Adrienne Wicklund placed third overall in the Senior Individual Performance category, the biggest and most hotly-contested category at the competition. Her presentation was on the English Bill of Rights.

   Clay Eaton placed fourth in the Senior Essay category, with his paper on the discovery and identification of dinosaur fossils. David Wilkerson placed fifth in the Senior Essay category with his paper on the Printing Press.

   In addition, Elizabeth Maksim was a finalist in the Senior Essay category for her paper on Impressionism. She won an award, but will not advance to the state round.

   The KJH coach is Tom Petersen. The Kenmore community also contributed six judges for the events, including parents and recent KJH student teacher Joe Dalan.