For the eighth year in a row, Kamehameha Schools Kapālama joined forces with the Hawaiʻi Council for Humanities to grant state qualifiers the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. for the week-long National History Day competition.
National History Day (NHD) is a non-profit educational organization based in College Park, Maryland that engages over a half a million young minds in conducting research on historical topics of interest. The contest is a unique chance for students to take charge and explore the past in a creative, hands-on way, with this year’s theme being Taking a Stand in History.
KSK sent nine high schools seniors Emi Ahlo, Ty Williams, Daymien Bunao, Emily Stone, Kyrstin Vanic, Kawehinani Cash, Faith Blalock, Chara Kekona and David Kila. The students constructed entries as an individual or as a group in one of five categories: Documentary, Exhibit, Paper, Performance or Website.
Overall, the event was a success with memories to last a lifetime - true to the NHD motto: “It was more than a day, it was an experience.”
This photo gallery was put together and captioned by David Kila.
Kila is a senior at Kamehameha Schools Kapālama and participated in a four-week summer internship with the KS Communications Group. Post-high, he hopes to attend college on the west coast and pursue a degree in linguistics and dance.