Hands on History Students Awarded $2500 in Scholarships
From left: Celbie Karjaleinen (with glasses), Peter Zalenka (red plaid shirt), Aiden Gale (gray plaid shirt)
Three students in the 2019 Hands on History program of the North Olympic History Center were awarded a total of $2500 for their research projects, written papers and displays. To win scholarships, students were evaluated on thier research, written papers, displays and presentations by a panel of judges.
In the Senior Division, Aiden Gail received $1500 scholarship for his project "When the War Put Clallam County to Work, Spruce Division and Railroad."
In the Junior Division, Peter Zalenka won a $500 scholarship for the project on "Skiing In Olympic National Park." Peter won a scholarship in last years' competition for his project on "Ferries of Lake Crescent."
Also in the Junior Division, Celbie Karjaleinen won a $500 scholarship for her project on "Minerva Troy, Artist."
Below are photos of award winners with their project displays.
Roger Oakes discusses The Spruce Division Railroad with Aiden Gail
Peter Zalenka stands by his display about the history of skiing in Olympic National Park
Celbie Karjaleinen tells a group about the importance of Minerva Troy as an artist in our community
Your Historical Society Connects You
Your Historical Society connects you:
- To the rich history of Clallam County with educational programs like History Tales and other events
- Honors personal histories by collecting, preserving, and sharing
- Makes history a family affair with the Hands on History Program for students in grades 6 - 12
- Helps you find the answers to your questions with a staffed Research Library
- Makes history accessible with programs featuring the collectoin's artifacts
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