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10 MPS students headed to National History Day finals

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After competing at the local and state level, 10 Minneapolis Public Schools students are headed to the National Contest for National History Day.
  • Roosevelt High School: Kathleen Grube - John Muir: Taking a Stand in Yosemite, Senior Exhibit (1st) 
  • South High School: Sophia Manolis - White Earth Anishinaabeg: A Fight for the People's Land, Senior Documentary (1st)
  • Sanford: Erika Peterson - “None But the Brave Can Eat the Fare." The Poison Squad Takes a Stand for Food Safety, Individual Performance (1st)
  • Keewaydin Community School: Neil Grube -  Taking a Stand Against Alcohol: How Wayne Wheeler's Tactics Influenced Prohibition, Individual Documentary (1st)
  • Sanford: Tona Ratigan Green, Ella Blazina, Madeline Leventhal - The Stonewall Riots: Taking a Stand for Equality, Group Website (1st)
  • Sanford: Delilah Mitchell, Kiora Burgess-Matthews, Chloe Chileen - The Indian New Deal: Taking a Stand for Native Culture and Education, Group Exhibit (2nd)
The National Contest is the final stage of a series of contests at local and state/affiliate levels. Students begin their journey by presenting their projects in classrooms, schools and districts around the world. Top entries are invited to the state/affiliate level contests. The top two entries in every category at the state/affiliate level are then invited to the National Contest.
 
To learn more about the National Contest, visit https://www.nhd.org/national-contest. For more information on the state competition, including photos and a full list of MPS award winners, visit http://education.mnhs.org/historyday/state-history-day.