Elvebakken Upper Secondary School
Winner of the Holberg Prize School Project
Olivia Høegh-Omdal Paulsen and Eline Loe Rønvik at Elvebakken Upper Secondary School in Oslo, won the Holberg Prize School Project of 2014. Langhaugen Upper Secondary School came on second place, whereas Bergen Cathedral School came third.
First place to Elvebakken upper secondary school
Olivia Høegh-Omdag Paulsen and Eline Loe Rønvik from Elvebakken Upper Secondary School won the Holberg School Project Prize in 2014 with their research project about the Kven people. This is a Finnish-Norwegian ethnic minority, and their project stresses the Kven People's historical struggle for official recognition. Their research were named: "Who is not a Kven? The Kven peoples' silent struggle for recognition" (Kven er ikke kven? – kvenenes stillfarne kamp for anerkjennelse)
Second place to Langhaugen Upper Secondary School
Second plass went to Luisa Van den Bergh, Katrine Jakobsen and Johanne F. Ullestad at Langhaugen upper secondary school in Bergen for their project: "Life with the 'golden ticket'? Possibilities and challenges for young adults, arriving Norway as minors" (Livet med ”Gullbilletten”? Muligheter og utfordringer for unge voksne som kom alene til Norge som mindreårig).
Third place to Bergen Cathedral School
Third place went to Laura Aadland and Silje Rame at Bergen Cathedral School for their project: "LEGO - an obstacle for equality? (LEGO – en bremsekloss for likestillingen?).
The Holberg Prize School Project
20 upper secondary schools and more than 800 students from all over Norway participate in the Holberg Prize School Project each year. The students are assisted by scholars and the projects are integrated into their regular curriculum. Three research projects are awarded prizes of NOK 30,000, NOK 20,000 and NOK 10,000, respectively.
The finalists are announced in mid May and the School Project Award Ceremony is held during the Holberg Week in early June each year.