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Four middle school students qualify for National History Day MN state competition

March 29, 2021

Four student photos

Four Lakeville Area Schools middle school students have qualified for the National History Day Minnesota’s state competition. The seventh grade students completed National History Day research projects on a topic of their choosing. They are able to present their research in one of five categories: Research Paper, Exhibit, Documentary, Performance or Website.

Julia Ruegg and Addison Schons of Kenwood Trail Middle School are state qualifiers for their documentary on Kristallnacht: The Night of Broken Glass.

Taylor Johnson of KTMS is a state qualifier for a website about The Seneca Falls Convention: A Groundbreaking Women’s Rights Movement.

Andrew Gravink of KTMS is a state qualifier for his paper titled Sputnik: Paving the Way for the Space Race.

Ellen Landon of Century Middle School was given an honorable mention for her paper called Women in the Workplace: World War II Propaganda Campaign.

According to History Day staff, students from 104 schools across Minnesota participated in History Day this year. The virtual State competition will begin on April 15.