Brighton students Sierra Noble and Jordan Albrecht placed first out of more than 20 teams from across the seven geographical regions in Washington in the Washington State National History Day competition May 4 at Bellevue College.
The eighth grade girls claimed the number one spot with their project titled “1962: When Seattle Invented the Future,” which focuses on the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair and the impetus it had on creating a vibrant arts culture in the city. Judges of the competition included professional educators and historians from all areas of the state.
As winners of the Washington State National History Day Contest, Noble and Albrecht are eligible to attend the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, which is being held at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. this June.
At the event, the best National History Day projects from across the U.S. will compete for the national title. This marks the second time that Brighton students have made it to the national competition since 2012 and the first time Brighton students have placed first in the state level competition.