Kaua‘i District History Day a Success

Sixty-seven Island School 7th - 9th grade students participated in the Kaua‘i District History Day Competition at Kaua‘i Community College on Saturday, March 9. Twenty-four Island School students qualified to present and defend their historical research at the State History Day on O‘ahu on Saturday, April 13.
The judges of the event made a number of comments regarding how impressed they were by the quality of all the entries. All participants did a great job and represented Island School well.
The individuals and groups advancing to States, along with the titles of their research are:
Junior Documentary Division:
  • Lucas McSweeny '23 – Polyethelene
  • Aniela Wilczewski '23, Rayna Shafter '23 – The Journey of the 13th Amendment: How Lincoln’s Brilliance Killed Him.
Junior Exhibit Category:
  • Isabella Bivens '24, Keira Parmentier '24 – The Civil Rights Movement
  • Kali Ilnickij '23, Emma Sculley '23 – Triumph and Tragedy: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War
  • Malia Edgerton '23, Momoko Shindo '23, Sophie Yamasato '23 – Hiroshima Bombing – The Effects on Children
Senior Website Category:
  • Zeke Gamby '22 – The Red Scare: America Fails to Learn from its Past
Senior Documentary Division:
  • Lilly Otto '22, Haven Sandler '22 , Melina Ventura '22  – The History of Segregation and Integration in the Schools
  • Joshua Dobashi '22, Cody Manibog  '22, Spencer Summerhays '22 – The Evolution of the Aloha State
  • Dallas Bowling '22, Michael Perales '22 – Warsaw Uprising
Senior Exhibit Category:
  • Samantha Brown '22 – Title IX: A Previous Tragedy Transformed to a Female Triumph
  • Maiiya Oshima '22, Ella Offley '22 – March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
  • Ema-Lani Ebesu '22, Hi’ilani Ventura '22 - Princess Ka’iulani’s Plea
Congratulations to their instructor, Pat Gegen, and to all who participated to make our school and District History Days a huge success.