The 2017 Student Winners

Nearly two hundred and fifty students from all over the DC metropolitan area submitted projects for the 2017 White House at Bat: A Presidential History Challenge. The winning students were rewarded with a $1,000 scholarship at an awards reception held at the White House Historical Association in May. In addition to this event, videographers from the Washington Nationals produced the videos of each winning project. These were shared with fans at the game at Nationals Park on May 14, 2017, and are now available to watch below. Meet the 2017 student winners!

George Washington

George Washington’s declaration of neutrality was the subject of the winning project by Hannah Bailey from Oakton High School in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson's National Road was the subject of the winning project by Reni Hadeishi from T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria City, Virginia.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation was the subject of the winning project by Nicolo Allado from Herndon High School in Fairfax County, Virginia.

​Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt’s Spooner Act of 1902 was the subject of the winning project by Mihika Peshwa, Miranda Pierce, and Sukhman Kaur from Northwest High School in Montgomery County, Maryland.

William Howard Taft

William Howard Taft’s Children's Bureau was the subject of the winning project by Samantha O'Sullivan and Catherine Morrison from School Without Walls High School in Washington, D.C.

Additional Resources

To see last year's winners, visit the 2017 Student Winner page.