Four Maui student projects earned spots at the national History Day contest during the 2014 Hawaii History Day State Fair on April 12.
The Council for the Humanities sponsored the state competition, the theme of which was "Rights and Responsibilities in History."
The Maui national qualifiers and their awards are:
* Baldwin High School students Kiegan Otterson and Andrew Teoh won a silver medal for their Senior Performance project, "Relinquished Responsibilities: Rights of the French Revolution."
* Baldwin High School student Karina Bhattacharya won the Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board Award for her Senior Performance project, "The Exiled Nation: Andrew Jackson and the Cherokees."
* St. Anthony Junior-Senior High School student Joshua Schwartzlow won a bronze medal for his Senior Website project, "Persecution of Catholics: Ordaining Freedom of Religion in Hawaii."
* Sacred Hearts School student Dominic Donahue won a bronze medal for his Junior Website project, "Wormwood."
Eight other Maui student projects garnered special awards:
* Maui Prepartory Academy's Dan Wong, Dalton Lins and Nathaniel Muto received the 100th Infantry Battalion Legacy Organization Award for their Junior Website project, "A Free Country? Japanese Internment."
* Sacred Hearts School's Carter Stockham and David Coulombe received the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation Award for their Junior Performance project, "Label or Liable."
* The Corpuz and Tong Families' Collaboration Award was given to Maui High School's Edriene Caraang and Moon Lee for their Senior Exhibit, "Ataturk's Reforms: Changing Rights of Muslim Women."
* Erin Tsue of Sacred Hearts School was given the Hawaii Labor Heritage Council Award for "Factory Child: The Stolen Lives of the Industrial Revolution," a Junior Exhibit.
* The Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board Award was given to Maui High School's Cielo Capilitan; and Jacy Sera and Christopher Kim received the Hawaii Nikkei History Editorial Board Award for their Senior Documentary project, "Battle of Okinawa Voices Unheard," along with Andrew DeMichele of Baldwin High School for his Senior Paper, "Japanese Americans and Their Responsibility to Stand Up for the Fifth Amendment."
* Maui Preparatory Academy's Eva Kareneva, Amelia Graham and Malia Paulino received the Johanna I. Wurst Award for their Junior Performance project, "Flappers, Fashion, Rights and Responsibilities."
* Grace Devane and Makena Cowan of Sacred Heart School received the Wurst Family Foundation Award for their Junior Exhibit, "Running on the Track for Women's Equality."