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Hawaii State History Day Competition
Elizabeth McDonnell

This year, The Priory swept the Senior Historical Paper Division at the Honolulu District Hawaiʻi History Day Competition! As a result of their success, Claire C., Elena H., and Natalie K. have qualified to compete in the 2022 State Virtual Fair for National History Day. 

In keeping with National History Day’s theme of Debate and Diplomacy in History, the three Priory students constructed research papers that examined how the landmark Supreme Court cases of Schenck v. United States (1919), Wisconsin v. Yoder (1972), and Marbury v. Madison (1803) reflect the themes of debate and diplomacy in America’s judicial system, respectively. They analyzed the Supreme Court case transcripts, majority and dissenting opinions of justices, legal commentaries, and other relevant court cases and legal documents to develop their arguments.

Congratulations and good luck to Claire, Elena, and Natalie at the state competition! The students will be honored at a live, virtual State Fair Award Ceremony on Saturday, April 23, from 9-11 a.m.