National History Day

4 students holding certificatesby Ashlynn Weiland

National History Day is a contest where middle school and high school students get to compete with projects that include research about a historical topic they are interested in. 

The process began with the District contests in February/March, State contest in April, and National contest will be in June. This is a great opportunity for those who are interested in history to show off what they’ve learned.

On Monday, April 29th, at 5:30 am, Mr. Connick and his contestants departed from the school to go to the contest. National History Day took place in Des Moines. Each student went to the contest with a different project. Carter Bachman went with an exhibit, AnnaLisa Wolf did a documentary, Paige Nygaard made a website, and Rorrie Menke wrote a paper. The contestants spent a lot of time researching and creating their projects. The top two in each division advance to Nationals in late May. Nationals takes place in Washington D.C.

If you are interested in history and this excites you, talk to Mr. Connick about this great experience. This event is fun and allows you to be able to showcase your history knowledge and skills. Many students have thrived through National History Day. Carter Bachman said, “National History Day is like science fair, but for history.”