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Sample Projects

When viewing sample projects, please remember, they are just samples.  There is no magic formula for a perfect History Day project.

Documentaries

Maddie Pavek, from Century High School in Rochester, placed third at the 2013 National History Day competition for her Senior Individual Documentary: Out of the Closets and Into the Streets: Frank Kammeny and the Mattachine Society of Washington D.C.

Performances

"John Paul II's Apostolic Journey to Poland," by Kateri Schmidt, Maggie Schmidt, and Carly Zimmerman, from St. Clare Academy in Mendota Heights, placed first at the 2013 National History Day competition for their Senior Group Performance. 

Jeremy Stephan, from Holy Rosary School in Duluth, placed sixth at the 2011 National History Day competition for his Junior Individual Performance on Oliver North.

Research Papers

"A Covert from the Tempest" Responsibility, Love and Politics in Britain's Kinderstransportby Tasha Holtman, placed first at the 2014 National History Day competition in the Senior Paper Category.
 
"Incubator Baby Shows", by Hannah Lieberman, placed first at the 2001 National History Day competition in the Senior Paper category.
 

Websites

Nathaniel Larson from Lake Harriet Community School in Minneapolis received first place for his Junior Individual Website, Debate and Diplomacy: Panama Canal Treaties , at the 2011 National History Day competition.
 
Kamran Kelly, from Capitol Hill Magnet School in St. Paul, received second place for his Junior Individual Website, A Debate Distilled: The Consequences of Prohibition and the Volstead Act, at the 2011 National History Day competition.
 

Exhibits

Camille Balhorn, from Robbinsdale Middle School, placed second at the 2011 National History Day competition for her Junior Individual Exhibit, "The Boundary Waters Treaty: Sustained Diplomacy."  Click on the photos in the slideshow below to view her project.

 

 

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