OHP Presents Awards at California History Day
The Office of Historic Preservation (OHP) was honored to once again participate in the annual National History Day-California event, held this year on May 6, 2017, at William Jessup University, Rocklin, California.
Deputy SHPO Jenan Saunders, and OHP staff members Ron Parsons, Amy Crain, Jeff Brooke, and
Koren Tippett, reviewed the many eligible projects and selected the recipients for this year's California Historic Places Awards and Special Commendations.
The awards are given in partnership with the California Historical Society, and the State Historical Resources Commission.
Award Recipients receive a resolution from the SHRC, a $100 check and one-year membership (for each awarded student and their school) from the California Historical Society, and a copy of the book
The Historic Preservation Movement in California,
from the OHP for the students' school libraries:
Jada Ramsey, Junior Individual Performance: "UCLA vs. Angela Davis: Taking a Stand for Academic Freedom"
Kaitlyn Moss and Caitlyn Richter, Senior Group Exhibit: "Standing Up for Equal Education: How a Father's Courageous Fight Led to the Desegregation of California's Schools"
Special Commendation recipients receive a resolution from the State Historical Resources Commission:
Stacey Chen, Senior Individual Documentary: "We Hold the Rock: Red Power Taking a Stand"
Kaitlyn Arst, Senior Individual Exhibit: "Winema Riddle: Taking a Stand for Peace as the Treaty of 1864 Transformed the Klamath Basin"
Luke Winzenread, Elementary Individual Poster: "John Muir: Yosemite's Founding Father"
Congratulations to all of these deserving young historians!
(Images, top to bottom: Standing up for Equal Education; Winema Riddle; John Muir)