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This year, the National WWII Museum asked, "Why should we remember Pearl Harbor?"

Congratulations to the National WWII Museum’s 2011 essay contest winners. More than 500 middle school students and 500 high school students from 45 states submitted essays. The judges had a difficult task in selecting winners. While many were worthy of recognition for their originality, insights, and presentation, only one winner from each middle school grade was chosen, and just three high school winners were chosen.

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Middle School Winners:

Fifth Grade: Alijah Vanterpool, S.E. Schull School, Perth Amboy, NJ
Sixth Grade: Woohee Han, Millburn Middle School, Millburn, NJ
Seventh Grade: Genny Anderson, Anderson Homeschool, Camano Island, WA
Eighth Grade: Dahna Lee, Venado Middle School, Irvine, CA

Honorable Mentions

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High School Winners:

1st Place: Rachel Dailey,12th Grade, Homeschool, Oak Harbor, WA
2nd Place: Grace Liu, 11th Grade, High Technology High School, Lincroft, NJ
3rd Place: Patrick Gurnow, 9th Grade, Schroeder High School, Webster, NY

Honorable Mentions


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Student Travel – WWII Educational Tours
High school and college students, learn the leadership principles that helped win WWII on a trip to France or during a weeklong residential program in New Orleans. College credit is available, and space is limited.

See You Next Year! HS Yearbooks from WWII
Collected from across the United States, the words and pictures of these yearbooks present a new opportunity to experience the many challenges, setbacks and triumphs of the war through the eyes of America’s youth.

The Victory Gardens of WWII
Visit the Classroom Victory Garden Project website to learn about food production during WWII, find lesson plans and activities for elementary students, get tips for starting your own garden and try out simple Victory Garden recipes!

The Science and Technology of WWII
Visit our new interactive website to learn about wartime technical and scientific advances that forever changed our world. Incorporates STEM principles to use in the classroom.

Kids Corner: Fun and Games!
Make your own propaganda posters, test your memory, solve puzzles and more! Learn about World War II and have fun at the same time.

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