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Last update: 5/30/08
For Immediate Release:
Northeast Wisconsin students tabbed for National History Day ContestGREEN BAY - Six projects by northeastern Wisconsin middle- and high school students will make their way to Washington D.C. for the National History Day Contest June 15-19.
The winners were selected at the state competition in Madison in early May. There are 30 finalists tabbed for national competition statewide.
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay hosted a regional competition in early April, when 330 students vied for the honor of moving on to the state competition. The first northeastern Wisconsin competition was organized at UW-Green Bay in 2003 and the regional contest quickly grew to become the largest in the state.
All of the entries were required to address some aspect of the 2008 national theme, "Conflict and Compromise in History."
Five projects from northeastern Wisconsin students also received special awards.
National Competition contestants include:
Senior Individual Performance—Benjamin Jones, Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, "The Battle of Bannockburn."
Senior Group Performance—Erin Millen and Tyler Martell, Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, "The Lost Generation."
Senior Group Exhibit—Katelyn Mae Lubinski and Alex Moeller, Seymour Community High School, Seymour, "Burger Battle."
Senior Web site—Sonya Hochkammer, Lincoln High School, Manitowoc, "The Antis: Opposition to Woman Suffrage."
Special award winners include:
Wisconsin Society of Mayflower Descendants Award for Early American History—Christian Blank, Kaleidoscope Academy, Appleton, "The Subject of Slavery in the Constitutional Convention," Junior Individual Documentary.
Wisconsin Council for Local History Award—Kristen Vincent, Suring High School, Suring, "One Team, Two Cities," Senior Individual Documentary.
Robert and Carroll Heideman Award for Outstanding Archival Research—Gretchen Miron and Bailey Mulholland, Kimberly High School, Kimberly, "A Black Man's Struggle in a White Man's War," Senior Group Documentary.
Wisconsin History Award—John Vanden Heuvel, Tyler Friestrom and Dennis Schneider, Seymour Community High School, Seymour, "German POWs in Wisconsin," Senior Group Documentary.
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