St. Ben’s students excel at National History Day

St. Benedict School was represented by 41 sixth-eighth grade students to the regional National History Day (NHD) competition on Tuesday, March 19, at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), and many of those students advanced to the state contest.
Twenty-three students were chosen to compete at the state competition which will be held April 29 in Des Moines. The theme for this year’s competition was: “Turning Points in History”.

Honorees include: Jay Jensen- Historical Paper- U-2 Spy Plane Incident: A Turning Point in History
Eden Northup- Ind. Website- Elizabeth Blackwell: Welcoming women into the Medical World
Gracie Tangen- Ind. Performance- Anne Sullivan: Turning Points in Blind and Deaf Communities
Trevor Round- Ind. Exhibit- Titanic: A Tragedy That Improved Maritime Travel
Anders Wicklund- Ind. Exhibit- A Turning Point in Industry: Assembly Lines Transform Manufacturing
Dawson Irons- Ind. Exhibit- The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Bennett Coppola- Ind. Documentary- Unveiling a Turning Point in WW 1: The Impact of the Zimmermann Telegram
Christopher Graham, Gage Hartley, Roman Remington- Grp. Website- The Terrific Telephone
Brock Bullerman, Carlton Nordschow- Grp. Website- Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radiation
Audrey Searcy, Hannah Weigle, Lydia Peterson- Grp. Performance- The Radium Girls
Ray Hayek, Jalen Klees- Grp. Exhibit- 3-Point Line: A Turning Point in Basketball
Audrey Remington, Emery Freiderick- Grp. Exhibit- The Polio Vaccine: A Turning Point in Disease Prevention
Kalin Harman, Rex LaFrentz- Grp. Documentary- Pele’s Soccer Style: Turning Point for the World
Molly Kuehner, Rachel Weis- Grp. Documentary- The First Earth Day: A Turning Point in the Environmental Movement

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Francis Gary Powers, Jr.
3 months ago

If Jay Jensen would like to talk with me about my father and the U-2 Incident prior to the April 29 event, please have him contact me thru Thank you. Francis Gary Power, Jr.