28 SLMS students compete in National History Day

Friday, May 22, 2020

Storm Lake Middle School would like to congratulate the students who participated in National History Day this year. More than half a million middle and high school students participate in this contest each year. Students benefit by using reading and research skills, problem solving skills, and critical thinking. For the first time in history, both the regional and state contests were virtual.

Twenty-eight Storm Lake students in grades 6- 8 competed in categories including historical paper, exhibit board, documentary, website, and performance. These students stayed after school and met on Saturdays to create their superior projects. Thirteen individual and group projects competed at the Spirit Lake Regional Competition in March, and eight of those were chosen to continue to the state competition for a chance to participate in the virtual national competition.

This year’s theme was “Breaking Barriers in History.” Competing students were: Vanessa Melby: The Welfare Act of 1986, Silvia Kampbell:* The Berlin Airlift, Ja Ia Yang: Elizabeth Kenny, Allan White*/Hao Khang*/Blake Weise:* boxer Jack Johnson, Sunny Flower/Ariadna Contreras/Olivia Speers: The French Resistance, Justin Gonzales/Alejandro Flores/David Santos: Tiananmen Square, Sophie Kucera:* Bessie Coleman, Lillie Hoffman:* Microgravity Growth of Proteins, Genesis Almada*/Free Htoo*/Iker Gomez*/Jace Sanderson:* Nelson Mandela, Landon DeMoss: The Congress of Vienna, Thi Ha Phyo*/Jake White*/Francisco Magdaleno*/Agustin Morales*/Angel Lopez:* World War One tanks, Lizeth Maldonado*/Joanne Ni*/Madison Stull:* Zebulon Pike, and Elizabeth McClellan:* Igor Stravinsky. *shows those who competed at state.