St. John’s students represented the school exceptionally well at this year’s Guam History Day Island-wide Competition by placing high in several categories. The competition was held on March 23, 2019 at the University of Guam.
Participants’ projects were evaluated on the following principals – historic quality, adherence to the theme and clarity of information. All projects must clearly explain the relation of their research topic to this year’s National History Day theme, “Triumph and Tragedy in History”. St. John’s School earned a total of fourteen (14) wins – five first place, four second place, and five third place.
|Place||Student Name||Grade Level||Project Title|
|1st||Julia Lee||11||An Ongoing Political Experiment in America’s Territories: Denied Eligibility Solely Due to Residence|
|3rd||Ivan Lescano||10||From Invasion to Liberation: The Impact of the Japanese Military Occupation on Guam|
|2nd||Olivia Wen||10||The US NAVY War Crime Trials: Courts, Laws, and Justice|
|3rd||Minjeong ‘Rachel’ Seo||9||Bridging the Pacific: PanAm Innovates and Opens Guam to a Bigger World|
|1st||Rachel Yang and Nicole Mathews||11||The Price for Education: The Guam Teachers Strike|
|2nd||Felix Gong||9||The Incessant Postponement of the War Reparations Owed to the Manåmko’ of Our Island|
|3rd||Vicente Taijeron||11||Fanoghe CHamoru: Angel Leon Guerrero Santos|
|1st||Seyoung Choung and Brian Lee||10||Preserving an Identity: The History of Guam’s Culture|
|3rd||Thomas Ysrael and William Su||9||The Effect of Colonialism on Guam’s Ecosystems|
|Place||Name||Grade Level||Project Title|
|1st||Jin Chung||8||Malice or Martyr: The Case of Ricardo Jerome “Ricky” Bordallo|
|2nd||Kasey Xu||8||The Transformation of a Pacific Outpost: Pan American Airways.|
|1st||Ave Petra||8||Atate: Rising Above Tragedy Into Triumph|
|3rd||Seungho ‘Sunny’ Kang||8||The Rise and Fall of the Galleon Trade|
|2nd||Mark Wang||8||Close and Cheap: The Formation of Guam’s Tourism Industry|
Several of the first-place students may have the opportunity to advance to the National History Day Competition on June 9-13, 2019 at the University of Maryland, College Park. Congratulations to all the students who participated and did an amazing job representing St. John’s School.