2014 student winners

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to attend the Young Historians’ Workshop at the State Library of Queensland on 8-9 May 2014:

James Francis, Anglican Church Grammar School;
Agie Pratt, Bray Park SHS;
Elly Rienks, Cavendish Road SHS;
Cyna Johnson, Longreach SHS;
Grainne McAlernon, Mt St Michael’s College;
Laura Booth, Somerville House;
Georgia Robertson, Toolooa SHS;
Phillida Hayes, Toowoomba SHS;
Julia Gorst, West Moreton Anglican College;
Nicole Lakeman, Wynnum SHS 

2013 student winners

Congratulations to the 10 Queensland senior history students selected to participate in the Young Historians’ Workshop held at the State Library of Queensland on 29-30 April 2013.

Lochlan Whitton, Chancellor State College (Ancient and Modern History) – The impact of Genghis Khan, particularly on the Mongol region
Rabecca Kripal, Craigslea SHS (Modern History) – Soviet-America relations during the Cold War, in particular the impact of Mikhail Gorbachev’s rise to power
Mitchell Locke, Ryan Catholic College, Townsville (Modern History) – WW2: Nazi propaganda during their regime, in particular Hitler’s rise to power and influence over the German people
Tyla Cascaes, Cavendish Road SHS (Ancient and Modern History) -The balance between religion and power in the Ancient world, particularly Emperor Augustus’ manipulation of Emperor Worship
Jack Bagshaw, Clairvaux MacKillip College (Ancient and Modern History) – WW2: Nazi persecution of the Jews Ancient Egyptian religion
Emily Robertson, Bremer SHS (Ancient History) – The effects of Spartan and Athenian governments on the position of women in Ancient Greece
Haidee Arnold, Isis District SHS, Childers (Modern History) – WW2: persecution of the Jews
Jak Hardy, Mountain Creek SHS (Modern History) – Historical interaction between Israel and China and the Early Church in China before the Constantine, from the beginnings of civilisation to today and where it may head in the future
Jess Vandersande, Boonah SHS (Modern History) – Gender issues: feminism and the struggle for equality; in particular, the similarities between the Gay Rights movement and women’s equality struggles
Sharnia Colledge, Ipswich SHS (Ancient and Modern History) – WW2: the effects of the scientific and medical discoveries made during the Nazi campaign

2012 student winners

Congratulations to the 10 Queensland senior history students selected to participate in the Young Historians’ Workshop held at the State Library of Queensland on 30 April and 1 May 2012.

Jessica AntinopoulosIpswich State High School
Stephanie BarberBray Park State High School
Jacob HealGrace Lutheran College
Caitlin MicallefMansfield State High School
Anita NahuysenCraigslea State High School
Matt Russell Centenary State High School
Emma ShaylerSomerville House
Sarah WebbRyan Catholic College
Elissa JudgeKingaroy State High School
Holly-Rose WilliamsMaroochydore State High School

Below are some sample answers to the program evaluation question ‘What will you share with your teachers and fellow students when you return to school?’

I will tell them about the vast resources that are accessible at the library. I’ll recommend all students to take advantage of the databases and the catalogue for their research.

I will recommend very highly the use on online databases, the free Internet and meeting places and most certainly the online books.

I will encourage them to visit the library as the staff are very friendly and show you how to use sources other than those on the internet or in books.

I will mention the history sites on Twitter and FLickr – photo sharing – which we can use for our research journals.

Enormous variety of resources available especially on Qld history.