2021 Award Winners

Communications in History: The Key to Understanding

Congratulations to all participants in this year's virtual competition! Taking on a History Day project in an entirely virtual setting and in the midst of a global pandemic is no easy feat. Your hard work is truly inspiring. Well done! We were pleased to see such a wide range of interesting topics and approaches to this year's contest theme.  On behalf of the Arthur T. Fathauer Endowment and  UAF History Department, our judges and supporters, we congratulate you for your hard work and persistence.
Please scroll down to view a selection of this year's award-winning projects. Click on each image to be directed to the project.
To download a full list of award winners, please click here.

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    1st Place Senior Group Exhibit

    The Salem Witch Trials: Bridget Bishop, the Puritan Enigma

    Catherine Winford & Hannah Delamere

    West Valley High School

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    1st Place Senior Individual Exhibit

    Arthur T. Fathauer Award for Best History Day Project

    The Knights of Labor: Spreading Ideas of Equality and Eight-Hour Work Days

    Bonnie Marriott

    West Valley High School

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    1st Place Senior Individual Website

    The Iranian Women's Movement

    Spring Smith-Hughes

    West Valley High School

  • 1st Place Senior Group Website

    Kids Voting, Inc. Award for Best Project on a voting-related topic

    Music Speaks Louder than Words: Max Roach and Racial Injustice

    Iris Danielson & Morgan Ely

    West Valley High School

  • 1st Place Senior Individual Documentary

    Beyond Saturday Morning Cartoons: How Communication through Political Cartoons Influenced and Shaped History

    Lucy Reese

    North Pole High School

  • 1st Place Senior Group Documentary

    Arthur T. Fathauer Award for Best History Day Project

    Pigeons in Conflict

    Alex Wuttig & Isaac Macander

    West Valley High School

  • 1st Place Senior Paper

    Kids Voting, Inc. Award for Best Project on a voting-related topic

    The Power of the Press: Peter Buxtun and the Exposure of Medical Racism through the Tuskegee Experiment

    Daniel Abramowicz

    West Valley High School

  • Tanana Yukon Historical Society Award: For best project on an Alaska topic

    Molly of Denali

    Kylirose Paniptchuk

    Effie Kokrine Charter School

Congratulations to all our participants!

First through third place projects are eligible to compete in the Alaska State History Day competition. For full details on the next level of competition, please visit the Alaska Humanities Forum website at https://www.akhf.org/ahd.

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