DMS students head to state competition

Sveral 8th grade Decorah Middle School students participated in the regional National History Day (NHD) competition held at NICC March 22.

Twelve students were recognized as finalists in the competition and will participate at the NHD state meet in Des Moines on April 24th. This year’s theme was Frontiers in History: People, Places, and Ideas.

State Qualifiers and their projects include the following:

Individual Performance 1st Place: Jillian Volz: Martha Matilda Harper: A Frontier in Franchising.

Individual Documentary 1st Place: Noah Potvin: Star Trek: Frontier in Diversity.

Group Documentary 1st Place: Nina Sessions and Kaelyn Kuhn: Julia Child.

Individual Exhibit 1st Place: Jayden Lundtvedt: Valentina Tereshkova; Frontier in Female Cosmonautics; 3rd Place: Thatcher Brown: Froelich Tractor; Frontier in Modern Tractors; Special Award–Iowa History: Thatcher Brown.

Individual Websites: 1st Place: Naomi Kutz: Jane Bolin: Leading the Frontier for Equality in Law; 2nd Place: Olivia Rissman: Henrietta Lacks and the HeLa Cells: The Microscopic Frontiers of Modern Science; 3rd Place: Grace Stockman: Katherine Johnson: Mathematical Trailblazer.

Individual Paper: 1st Place: Olivia Volkmann: Running Past Frontiers: Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb’s 1966 Boston Marathon; 2nd Place: Myla Leitz: Loving vs. Virginia; 3rd Place: Emma Cline: Newsboy Strike of 1899

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