Waukee Middle School Students Explore The Rights and Responsibilities in History

Thirty-two Waukee Middle School students in grades six through eight competed at the  district level competition for National History Day (NHD) in Iowa, on April 5 at Grand View University. The theme of the 2013-14 competition was Rights and Responsibilities in History. The following students received special awards: Jazmin Terrell and Riley DeJohn, Superior Knowledge of Topic for their individual historical paper entries, Daniel Slaughter, Ledg Downs and Tyler Blaess, Outstanding Use of Local Topic, for their Group Documentary, Nathan Gladney, Unusual Topic, for his individual documentary and Bryce Antone, Creative Entry, for his individual website entry.

National History Day is the nation’s leading educational program for history education in the schools. The program annually engages more than half a million students across the nation. Students research history topics of their choice related to an annual theme and create exhibits, documentaries, performances, and papers, which they may enter in competitions at the district, state, and national levels.

The following students will be moving on the state competition on to the May 5: Daniel Slaughter, Ledg Downs and Tyler Blaess with their group documentary, Iowans’ Silent Courage, Nathan Gladney with his individual documentary, The National Razor: The Guillotine, Shalini Birari with her historical paper, A. Phillip Randolph: Civil Rights Pioneer, and Samantha Morrow and Peyton Soethout and their group website, The Orphan Train Movement: A Shaky Start to Children’s Right in America.

Congratulations to all National History Day participants!


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