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Title: The Marsh Lee Award (High School)
Publication info: Ann Arbor, MI: MPublishing, University of Michigan Library
September 2002

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vol. 5, no. 2, September 2002
Article Type: Notice

The Marsh Lee Award (High School)

The Marsh Lee Award for Best Annual Senior-Level High School History Papers

The Journal of the Association for History and Computing and thes Department of History at Pacific University announce that the annual Marsh Lee award for the best high school senior thesis or capstone paper in the field of historical studies will now be open to electronic submissions from students anyplace in the world.

Marshall Lee is a distinguished historian and Professor Emeritus of Pacific University. (See: ) This award has been given for the last two years to honor the best two papers presented by high school students of history in the state of Oregon. In cooperation with the JAHC, we now expand the award to include papers received electronically. The award carries a prize of one U.S. hundred dollars, a certificate, and publication in the fall issue of the JAHC each year. For the past year's winners, see Heather Jones, for her paper titled "Journey to Freedom," and Michael Smith for "The Era of Intemperance: A Case Study of Prohibition in the Pacific Northwest."

The standards for submissions are:

  • All papers must be submitted by the instructor who guided the research and writing of the paper.
  • The paper must have been prepared by a high school senior who will graduate in the year it is submitted.
  • All submissions must include a cover sheet with the title of the paper, and the name of both the student author and the instructor with their respective email addresses.
  • Submissions should be received in electronic copy as an attachment to an email letter directed to If there are problems receiving or printing the submission we will contact you. All submissions must be labeled Marsh Lee Award in the subject line of the email to which they are attached.
  • All papers must be submitted in English, but we welcome dual-text versions for non-native speakers of English.
  • We will not edit or correct submissions. They will be judged as first received. We cannot accept updated or corrected versions of the paper following the first receipt and printing of the submission.
  • DUE DATE: Electronic submissions are due by April 15, 2003. Awards will be announced by the end of June and printed in the Fall number of the JAHC. Early submissions are welcome.
  • All work must be original and finalists will be checked against both electronic and published materials.
  • All rights to publication of the paper are given to the JAHC, but copyright is retained by the author.
  • The paper must follow appropriate standards for the format of text, notes, and bibliography. It is assumed that the paper will draw upon a wide range of sources, including where appropriate electronic ones, and that these will be cited to the standards established by the Chicago Manual of Style (Turabian) See, among other good sites: For electronic sources we suggest consulting the Columbia Guide to Online Style: We feel that end-notes are most appropriate for materials prepared to be published on-line.
  • Please see the Style Sheet of the JAHC and apply its standards where appropriate to your particular submission. Note especially the discussion regarding the use of MICROSOFT WORD.
  • We welcome submissions in HTML, but these should accompany a text version of the submission, not stand alone; we wish to print out all submissions.
  • Entries will be judged by the members of the Department of History at Pacific University and all decisions are final.
  • All other standards for good high school work apply.

All queries are welcome at