Guam History Day 2023

St. John’s School would like to congratulate the student winners of the 2023 Guam History Day Competition. This year’s competition took place on March 25 at the University of Guam and was open to middle and high school students. Entrants’ projects were evaluated on the following criteria – historic quality, clarity of information, and adherence to the theme, Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.

High School Division: 5 participants, 5 medals (4 gold, 1 silver) 

  • Luke Jang (1st Place, Performance Category)
  • Vinicia Kim (1st Pace, Individual Exhibit Category) 
  • Hoyoung Grace Kang (1st Place, Individual Website Category)
  • Ian Park (1st Place, Individual Paper Category) 
  • Rina Olsen (2nd Place, Individual Paper Category) 

Middle School Division: 3 participants (1 silver medal, 2 Special Category awards)

  • Mariana Castro (2nd Place, Individual Paper Category) 
  • Frederika Herman (Special Award Recognition in the “Language and Culture Special Award”, Individual Paper Category)
  • Sean Lee (“Environmental and Historic Preservation Special Award”, Individual Paper Category)

Luke, Vinicia, and Grace were selected to represent the Territory of Guam at the National History Day Competition in Maryland this June. 

This is the second year in a row that St. John’s School was recognized as the school with the most first-place winners.  

Ms. Chellette San Nicolas is the Guam History Day Teacher Coordinator for St. John’s School. Mrs. Cait Gayle and Mrs. Denise Mathews assisted with the in-school competition to send to the island-wide Guam History Day competition. This year, the students also had mentorship help from Mrs. Ellen Petra, Ms. Christine McCormic, and Mr. Ivan Pineda. 

Congratulations to all the students who participated and did an amazing job representing St. John’s School.

Left to right: Luke Jang, Ian Park, Vinicia Kim, Grace Kang, Rina Olsen, Sean Lee, Frederika Herman, Mariana Castro

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