Participants in Michigan History Day could use Family History in their entries, in any division or category. The Michigan Genealogical Council, which I am a board member of, sponsored three awards, one for each division (Youth, Junior, Senior), for "The Best Entry in the Use of Family History".
Katherine Willson, Vice President of Michigan Genealogical Council, judged documentaries and commented that "There are some budding Ken Burns out there." She presented the Family History Awards to the winners.
Since I was a Special Awards Judge for the Junior Division, I heard about the nominations in Family History at the Junior level. I am not allowed to tell which students were nominated for the award, but I can share the winners for each division.
- Youth-The Battle of Lake Erie: American Navy vs. British Royal Navy. An exhibit of a group at Angell Elementary, Berkley, Michigan.
- Junior-The Smryl Letters: A Soldiers Struggle to Survive. An exhibit from a group at Anderson Middle School, Berkley, Michigan.
- Senior-British in Bengal: The British Effect on Bengal Culture. A documentary from a group at Bloomfield Hills High School, Bloomfiled Township, Michigan.