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Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Regional/State Study (Washington)

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State Study (Washington)
Florida Conference


Skill Level Unknown
Year of Introduction: 2007

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For answers to other states, see State Study.

1. Make a scrapbook to include the following information. Use pictures, maps, or drawings to make it attractive.*

2. Name the state and the year it joined the union.

Washington became the 42nd state in the United States on November 11, 1889. Previously Washington was part of Oregon Territory from 1848 to 1853, after which it was separated from Oregon and established as Washington Territory from 1853-1889.

3. Draw or find a picture of the following:

a. State flower

b. State bird

c. State tree

d. State animal

e. State flag

4. Name the state song and motto.

5. Draw a map and show the capital, major cities, rivers, and lakes.

Map of Washington

6. Name the national parks and three state parks

Ebey's Landing National Historical Reserve This rural historic district preserves and protects the historical record of Puget Sound exploration and settlement from the 19th century to the present.

Fort Vancouver National Historic Site From 1825 to 1849, it was the western headquarters of the Hudson's Bay Company's fur trading operations and a cultural and commercial center in the Pacific Northwest.

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park Commemorates the important role that Seattle played as the staging area for the Yukon Territory gold rush of the 1890s.

Lake Chelan National Recreation Area Here the beautiful Stehekin Valley, with a portion of fjordlike Lake Chelan, adjoins North Cascades National Park.

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area Formed by Grand Coulee Dam, the 130-mile long Roosevelt Lake offers opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, hiking and guided tours.

Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail In their search for a water route to the Pacific Ocean, Lewis & Clark opened a window onto the west for the young United States.

Mount Rainier National Park This greatest single-peak glacial system in the United States radiates from the summit and slopes of Mount Rainier, an ancient volcano.

Nez Perce National Historical Park The 38 sites of the park in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington preserve and interpret the history of the Nez Perce people.

North Cascades National Park Sitting deep in the wild northernmost reaches of the Cascade Range in northwestern Washington, it is flanked on the south, east, and west by national forest lands and on the north by provincial lands of British Columbia.

Olympic National Park Olympic National Park encompasses three distinctly different ecosystems—rugged glacier capped mountains, stands of old-growth and temperate rain forest, and more than 60 miles of wild Pacific coastline.

Ross Lake National Recreation Area Offers outdoor recreation opportunities along the upper reaches of the Skagit River, between the north and south units of North Cascades NP.

San Juan Island National Historical Park Marks events on the island from 1853-1872 in connection with final settlement of the Oregon Territory's boundary, including the so-called Pig War of 1859.

Whitman Mission National Historic Site Commemorates the mission of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman at Waiilatpu, an important way station in the early days of the Oregon Trail.

There are many state parks.

7. Name at least two natural resources, major products, and industries, etc.

8. Name at least three interesting places to visit.

9. Name the Seventh-day Adventist conference president.

10. Name the city where the conference office is located.

Washington has three conferences covering different parts of the State:

  • Washington Conference 32229 Weyerhaeuser Way S, Federal Way, WA which covers "That portion of Washington west of the Cascade Mountains, except Clark, Cowlitz, Pacific (southern portion), Skamania, and Wahkiakum Counties."
  • Upper Columbia Conference in Spokane, WA which covers "That portion of Idaho north of latitude 45 (except Lemhi County); Gilliam, Morrow, Umatilla, and Wheeler Counties in Oregon; and that portion of Washington east of the Cascade Mountains (except the part of Klickitat County west of the Klickitat River)"
  • Oregon Conference in Gladstone, OR which covers Oregon (except Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union, Wallowa, and Wheeler Counties), and the Washington counties of Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat (west of the Klickitat River), Pacific (southern portion), Skamania, and Wahkiakum.

Also the next level up, the Union Conference is based in Washington State.

North Pacific Union Conference, Ridgefield, WA which covers Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington; comprising the Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Upper Columbia, and Washington Conferences.

11. How many of the following does the SDA denomination have in this state?

a. Churches

b. Schools

c. Hospitals

d. Members

e. Pathfinders

12. Does this state have an SDA college or university? If so, give name and location.

Walla Walla University, College Place, Washington. Located on a 55-acre campus in College Place, Washington, Walla Walla University also operates a School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon, a Marine Biology laboratory on the Puget Sound near Anacortes, Washington and Graduate Social Work Programs in Missoula and Billings, Montana. Founded in 1892 as Walla Walla College, it took on the current name in 2007.

13. Give the month and year you collected this information.

14. Use pamphlets for parks and places to visit.


Important Notes

*The patch is designed so that you can add one star to the flag for every state you study for the honor.

This is a Regional Honor offered by the Florida Conference. You can obtain the patch and additional stars for each state you study from the Florida Pathfinder Store. You can NOT get these items from AdventSource or other Conferences.