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Winners of 2013 State History Day competition announced


Fri, May 10th, 2013
Posted in All Education

The winners of the 2013 National History Day in Minnesota State Competition were announced Saturday, May 4 in an awards ceremony held at the University of Minnesota, Coffman Union. The first- and second-place winners from each of 18 project categories earned an invitation to the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland, College Park, June 9-13.

Students presented projects in the categories of exhibits, documentary films, historical performances, web sites and research papers, based on the 2013 History Day theme, “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events.”

Student winners hail from across the state including the Twin Cities, Duluth, Winona, Mankato, Rochester and Southeast Minnesota, and Spring Lake Park. The top two senior individual and group documentaries from Southeast Minnesota are:

Senior Individual

Documentary

“Out of the Closet and Into the Streets: Frank Kameny and the Mattachine Society of Washington D.C.” Maddie Pavek, Century High School (Rochester).

“Title IX” Laura Gale, Kennedy Senior High School (Bloomington)

Senior Group Documentary

“Driven to Decline: Interstate Highways, Suburbanization, and Urban Decay” Frances Matejcek, Becky Norling-Ruggles, Grace Palmer, South High School (Minneapolis)

“Making a Splash: A Turning Point in Environmental Legislation” Bailey Hilgren, Luke Isensee, Chatfield Public Schools (Chatfield)

About History Day

For more information about National History Day in Minnesota, including a list of student presenters and their topics, call 651-259-3425 or see the National History Day in Minnesota website.

The National History Day in Minnesota program is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota.

Major funding is provided by: 3M Foundation, Carolyn Foundation, The Gerald and Patrice Halbach Charitable Fund, Ralph and Virginia Kurtzman Fund, David and Janis Larson, Margaret and Lee Skold, Frank W. Veden Charitable Trust, Wells Fargo Foundation and the James J. Wolf Memorial Fund.

Program support is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

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R-P mock crash hits hard

By Kirsten Zoellner

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

“In 2008, 11,773 people were killed in alcohol-impaired-driving crashes. These alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities accounted for 32 percent of the total motor vehicle traffic fatalities in the United States.” “The 11,773 fatalities in alcoho ..... 
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High School Girls Bowling Team competes at State level

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in All Education

By Barb Jeffers A bowling team of area High School girls have placed first in their conference which sent them on to the Conference Tournament. This talented team of girls won the Conference Tournament which was exciting for the girls who worked ve ..... 
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Fillmore Central 6th graders

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Preston Education

Fillmore Central 6th graders planted a Red Maple tree for Arbor Day on April 26, 2013. Pictured front (L to R): Levi Yetter and Logan Dyreson. Back (L to R): Jim Edgar (DNR), Art Callahan (Tree Board), Jim Bakken ( Public Works Director), Taryn Raaen ..... 
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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Mabel Education

Day 1 By Erin Wood and Courtney Smith We had to be at the school at 3:45 am in order to leave by 4:30. We got there and had to have our bags checked. Our parents brought us, so we got to say goodbye to them. We loaded the bus and left Mabel. Dave ..... 
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Part 1: Mabel-Canton senior class trip diaries

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Canton Education

Day 1 By Erin Wood and Courtney Smith We had to be at the school at 3:45 am in order to leave by 4:30. We got there and had to have our bags checked. Our parents brought us, so we got to say goodbye to them. We loaded the bus and left Mabel. Dave ..... 
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A community conversation about childhood

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

Join Katy Smith, Parent Educator from Winona and the 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year in a lively conversation about childhood and what kids need from it on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm at the Rushford-Peterson School Theater, free of charge. Katy ..... 
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The R-P Middle School staff

Fri, May 3rd, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

The R-P Middle School staff is proud to announce the Quarter 3 Winners of the R-P Middle School Excellence Award. The Excellence Award is in place to recognize students who strive for excellence by upholding the R-P School’s Motto of “Always Our ..... 
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A Community Conversation About Childhood

Wed, May 1st, 2013
Posted in Rushford Education

Join Katy Smith, Parent Educator from Winona and the 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year in a lively conversation about childhood and what kids need from it on Thursday, May 16 at 6:30pm from Rushford-Peterson School Theater. Katy is passionate abou ..... 
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