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10 MPS students headed to National History Day finals

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 For more information on the state competition, including photos and a full list of MPS award winners, visit