The History Day staff is here to help! Feel free to contact us at anytime with any questions you may have along the way.

SARAH ASCHBRENNER. Sarah is the coordinator of National History Day in Minnesota. She can answer a variety of questions about all things History Day. Email Sarah or call her at 651-259-3489 with questions or specifically about:

  • The statewide program (including the Central and Northeast regions)
  • Curriculum materials
  • Workshops
  • Alumni
  • Fundraising
  • State History Day
  • Minnesota's participation in the NHD National Contest.

JOHN "ACTION" JACKSON. Action works with History Day teachers and students in the St. Paul Public School District and summer programs. Email Action or call him at 651-259-3426 with questions about:

  • Media resources
  • St. Paul Public School District Regional event
  • Metro Junior West Regional event
  • Summer Programs

SAMMI JO PAPAS (CORYELL). Sammi Jo coordinates History Day Library Programs and the Mentor Program. Email Sammi Jo or call her at 651-259-3439 with questions about:

  • Southern Minnesota schools and Regional events (Southwest, South Central, and Southeast)
  • Metro Junior Central Regional event
  • Library Programs (Hullabaloos and Research Field Trips)
  • College-age Mentor Program
  • Research Paper contest
  • Contest Invoicing
  • History Day Products

BRITTANY PINALES. Brittany works with teachers and students in the Minneapolis Public School District. Email Brittany or call her at 651-259-3428 with questions about:

  • ELL Resources
  • Minneapolis Public School District Regional event
  • Metro Senior Regional event
  • Summer Programs

National History Day in Minnesota is sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, Department of History
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