One of my favorite activities judging the annual History Day Contests is walking through the cafeteria during the lunch break, basking in the noise generated by a room full of excited young historians.
What a surprise is was for me the first time several years ago at the Shoreline Center, home of the North Puget Sound Regional History Day contests.
For the past two years, I have also judged at the Washington State History Day held at Bellevue Community College which just took place on May 4, 2013. After lunch I soaked in the excitement of waiting for the announcement of the projects moving forward to the final round.
Sixty High School historians were selected to represent Washington State at the National Contest, June 9-13 in College Park, Maryland, and I can only imagine the noise they will make!