Wednesday, June 10, 2015

“Best Use of Newspaper” in Michigan History Day Competition

Every year, students from across the state compete in Michigan History Day, an opportunity for middle and high school students to share what they have learned about Michigan in a variety of ways. Consistent with our support for the preservation and use of local newspapers, this year the Clarke Historical Library sponsored an award for the best use of a newspaper in the Senior (high school) and Junior (middle school) Divisions.

The Senior award was given to Caroline Yapp from Hackett Catholic Central High School in Kalamazoo for an individual exhibit entitled “John E. Fetzer: Legacy of a Broadcast Tiger.” The Junior award went to a group website, created by Andrew Schilling, Thomas Westrick, and Ben Wozniak entitled, “The Pre-Chinese Exclusion Era: a Leader in Racism that Left a Legacy of Hate.” The three students attend Forest Hills Eastern Middle School in Ada.

We congratulate all the students who participated in Michigan History Day, both the award winners, and the many others whose hard work made the event possible.