Middle School Students Win Washburn Awards

Posted by Anita on May 20, 2014

(written by Anita Taylor Doering, Archives Staff)

On Sunday, May 18, six area middle school students were awarded prizes for their quality research projects submitted to the La Crosse Public Library's annual Washburn Awards.


The Library began giving the Washburn Awards for Excellence in Research in 2007.  Area middle school students can submit their National History Day projects for exhibit at the library and be eligible for these awards.  $1200 was awarded in prizes to the following students:


1st place - $350, Isaac List, Lincoln MS - Documentary - Lessons from Horicon Marsh


2nd place - $250, Alivia Torrez, Holmen MS - Exhibit - Miranda Rights


3rd place tie $150 each:

Kaiya Grass, Holmen MS - Exhibit - The American Red Cross



Sophie Baggett, Lincoln MS - Historical Paper - Pointing the Finger: Chernobyl, our Worst Nuclear Accident


Honorable Mention $100 each:

Aiden Ross, Lincoln MS - Website - Plessy v. Ferguson (1896)


Grace Amundson, Lincoln MS - Exhibit - The Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978



People's Choice Award $100 went to Aiden Ross, Lincoln MS


Thank you to the Washburn Board, the La Crosse Board of Trustees and to the Friends of the La Crosse Public Library for making this happen!