National Event

National History Day 2017

June 8-14, 2017 - University of Maryland, College Park

Pictures from the 2016 National Contest

Results from the 2016 National Contest

Medalists:
  • 1st Place Senior Group Website: Grace and Sovigne Gardner - Open World Learning Community, St. Paul - "The Visionary Exploration of Jacques Cousteau: Changing Perceptions of the Ocean through Undersea Encounters"
  • 2nd Place Senior Paper: Camryn Franke - Washington Technology Magnet School, St. Paul - "The Black Death, and Unforeseen Exchange: Europe's Encounter with Pandemic Sparked an Age of Exploration"
  • 2nd Place Junior Group Performance: Cosette Isakson, Preston Alleman, Samuel Otten, Amari Piepkorn, and Tessa Rohlf - Christ's Household of Faith School, St. Paul - "No More Hiroshima: An International Exchange for Peace"
  • 3rd Place Junior Group Exhibit: Roger Altman and Ryder Sitcawich - Woodbury Middle School, Woodbury - "'...I will kill it:' Jakcson Encounters the Second Bank of the United States 'The Bank War'"
  • 3rd Place Senior Group Performance: Ari Geerdes, Michaela Greenwood, Belinda Harms, Austyn Otten, and Alyssa Schuett - Christ's Household of Faith School, St. Paul - "We Were There Too: The Exchanging Roles of Women in WWII"
Finalists:
  • 4th Place Junior Individual Documentary: Theo Sage-Martinson - Open World Learning Community, St. Paul - "Sir Francis Drake: Opening New Routes of Exploration and Exchange". Theo also received the Junior Division Outstanding State Entry Award for Minnesota.
  • 5th Place Senior Individual Exhibit: Kate Mahonen - Forest Lake High School, Forest Lake - "Rolling Stone Magazine: Exploring the Boundaries of Music Journalism". Kate also received the Senior Division Outstanding State Entry Award for Minnesota.
  • 5th Place Junior Individual Website: Sam Skinner - Murray Middle School, St. Paul - "Encountering the Truth: State of Minnesota v. Phillip Morris Inc."
  • 6th Place Junior Individual Website: Anna Kronbeck - Hawley Elementary School, Hawley - "Exploring New Horizons: WASPs Take Flight"
  • 7th Place Junior Paper: Gabriel Chang-Deutsch - Clara Barton Open School, Minneapolis - "Native People in a Pacific World: The Native Alaskan Encounter and Exchange with Native People of the Pacific Coast"
  • 7th Place Senior Individual Documentary: Siena Leone-Getten - Open World Learning Community, St. Paul - "Ralph Nader's Unsafe at Any Speed: Exploring Auto Safety Hazards"
  • 8th Place Junior Paper: Noah Rice - Friends School of Minnesota, St. Paul - "Co Chi Thi Nen: Vietnamese Immigrants Explore a New Home in Minnesota After the Fall of Saigon"

Patricia E. Behring Teachers of Merit State Winners:

  • Junior Division: Jenny Monroe - Lake Nokomis Community School, Keewaydin
  • Senior Division: Jenny Zanner Rowe - Chanhassen High School*

*Jenny Zanner Rowe was also awarded as the National Patricia E. Behring Teacher of Merit winner.

 

Pictures from the 2015 National Contest

Results from the 2015 National Contest

Medalists:

  • 1st Place Senior Group Documentary: Pa Ying Lor & Siena Leone-Getten - Open World Learning Community, St. Paul - "Ella Baker: A Legacy of Grass Roots Leadership"

Finalists:

  • 5th Place Junior Paper: Isabella Krueger - Salk Middle School, Elk River - "The Legacy of Lois Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co.: Changing Definition of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace" 
  • 5th Place Junior Individual Website: Andy Wong - Brooklyn Center Jr. High School, Brooklyn Center - "Edward Jenner: Leader of Medical Progress and the Legacy of Smallpox" 
  • 6th Place Junior Paper: Carly St. Martin-Norburg - Capitol Hill Magnet School, St. Paul - "Declaring War on the Tobacco Industry: Leadership and Legacy of the State of Minnesota v. Phillip Morris" 
  • 7th Place Senior Individual Exhibit: Emily Nichols - Mayo High School, Rochester - "Soaring to Success: Innovations from Mayo Clinic Aero Medical Unit"
  • 8th Place Junior Group Performance: Aria & Strom Norcross - Lakes International Language Academy, Forest Lake - "Redefining Medicine: The Legacy of the Mayo Brothers"
  • 11th Place Junior Individual Performance: Monica Clarke - Caritas Academy Homeschool, Blaine - "Sister Kenny: The Australian Bush Nurse Who Challenged the Doctors"
  • 11th Place Junior Group Website: Shea Kerry & Natalie Plant - Chaska Middle School West, Chaska - "The Fight for Black Consciousness: Steven Biko and Donald Woods"
  • 12th Place Senior Paper: Claire Davis - Highland Park Sr. High School, St. Paul - "The Common Sense of Common Sense: The Impact of Thomas Paine's Revolutionary Pamphlet on the Formation of the American Government"

Outstanding State Entries:

  • Junior Division: Isabella Krueger - Salk Middle School, Elk River - "The Legacy of Lois Jenson v. Eveleth Taconite Co.: Changing Definition of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace" 
  • Senior Division: Hannah Myers - Northland Jr./Sr. High School, Remer - "Catherine the Great: The Enlightened Despot"

Special Prizes

  • Outstanding Entry on a Topic Relating to the Magna Carta: Claire Davis - Highland Park Sr. High School, St. Paul - "The Common Sense of Common Sense: The Impact of Thomas Paine's Revolutionary Pamphlet on the Formation of the American Government"
  • National World War II Museum "Salute to Courage Award" (includes an expense-paid trip to New Orleans in December 2015 for the opening of the National World War II Museum: Jillian Brenner - Murray Middle School, St. Paul - "Thrust the Warlords Back: Torpedo Squadron Eight at Midway"

Patricia E. Behring Teachers of Merit Nominees:

  • Junior Division: Pamela Roiger - Bemidji Middle School 
  • Senior Division: Greg Poferl - Cretin-Derham Hall
 

 

2013 National Contest

Awards video from Nationals 2013

 

 

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