Four Molokai High School students earn awards at 2014 State History Day Fair

| April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Hawaii Council for the Humanities News Release

On April 12, Molokai students presented projects that placed and earned History Day medals as well as garnered special state awards and prizes from Hawaii organizations at the 2014 Hawaii History Day State Fair.

Tenth grader Cendall Manley won a bronze medal for her Senior Performance project. She is now qualified for the 2014 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day (NHD) contest June 15-19 at the University of Maryland. Happy birthday Cendall!

Tenth grader Cendall Manley won a bronze medal for her Senior Performance project. She is now qualified for the 2014 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day (NHD) contest June 15-19 at the University of Maryland. Happy birthday Cendall!


This competition annually involves hundreds of students and teachers from the islands of Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Oahu. Hawaii Council for the Humanities again sponsored the state competition. This year’s theme: “Rights and Responsibilities in History.”

Molokai High School student Cendall Manley won a bronze medal for her Senior Performance project titled, “Prohibition: A Dilemma Between Individual Rights, Personal Responsibility and Governmental Power.” She is a qualifier for the 2014 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day (NHD) contest, which will be held June 15-19 at the University of Maryland at College Park.

The following is a listing of two other projects by students from Molokai that garnered special awards and prizes from Hawaii organizations at the state competition:

Project Title: “Restricting the Rights of Parents: Family in China”
Category: Senior Paper. Student(s): Anna May Ewing School: Molokai High School
Award: Associated Chinese University Women Award for outstanding projects in Chinese or Chinese-American history (cash award)
Project Title: “Kaulana Wailua aʻo Molokaʻi” Category: Senior Performance. Student(s): Rhe-Zhene Puailihau and Ashley Smith School: Molokai High School
Award: University of Hawaii Center for Oral History Award for outstanding historical research using oral histories (cash award)

Tenth grader Anna May Ewing won the Associated Chinese University Women Award for outstanding projects in Chinese or Chinese-American history. Great job Anna May!

Tenth grader Anna May Ewing won the Associated Chinese University Women Award for outstanding projects in Chinese or Chinese-American history. Great job Anna May!


History Day is a nationwide competition that makes history come alive for America’s youth by engaging them in the discovery of historic, cultural and social experiences of the past. Hawaii History Day, part of the National History Day program, is a year-long education program that culminates in the annual state-level fair. It provides educational services to students and teachers, including curricular services and Internet resources, and annual teacher workshops and training institutes.

The state coordinator for National History Day in Hawaii is Jane Murao of the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities. To learn more about NHD in Hawaii, contact her at (808) 732-5402, ext. 2 or jmurao@hihumanities.org. Or visit the Hawai‘i History Day website at http://hi.nhd.org/. For more information on NHD, contact the national office at (301) 314-9739 or visit the NHD official website at www.nhd.org.

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