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EHS student-teacher team chosen for National History Day Institute

Aerial view of Kuhlman stadium with water tower in foreground.


Sonja Holtey, sophomore, and Chris Griggs, EHS social studies teacher, are one of 16 student-teacher teams nationwide selected to participate in the National History Day Summer Institute. They were among 54 teams nationwide that applied for the competitive summer institute to be held in Honolulu.

The program, called Sacrifice for Freedom, is coordinated through National History Day and is sponsored by the Pearl Harbor Historic Site Partners. The experience will include pre-trip learning and research on the life of a fallen military member from the student’s region who is buried or memorialized at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific. In Hawai’i, on-site learning includes spending a night aboard the USS Missouri, and visiting with military and local historians.