By Jacob Hamel | Editor
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Wheatland Middle School students, Jake Hicks and Rodee Brow, took home a monetary prize from the National History Day Contest in Washington, D.C., from June 11-18.
Hicks and Brow worked together on a project titled, “The Risk They Took,” which explored the lives of Japanese men interned at relocation camps after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, who were later drafted out of the camps into the American armed forces. They explained how some men embraced this change, as others rebelled.
With roughly 900 participants for the contest, there are only 20 possible cash awards, one of which being the Asian American History Award, which Hicks and Brow earned with their project.
In order for winners to receive their award, they must first send in a thank you letter, so the value of the prize Hicks and Brow were awarded was unavailable by press time.
ABOVE: Jake Hicks (left), Rodee Brown (center) and the award presenter at the National History Day Contest in Washington, D.C.