We cannot express enough how proud we are of our 7th and 8th grade students and their work this year on History Day!  On Sunday, eight students from FSM participated in State History Day at the University of Minnesota.

It was a full day that consisted of multiple rounds of judging, hanging out on the college campus, watching a Quidditch tournament with some of the biggest Harry Potter fans we know, and the awards ceremony.
Hanging out at the U of M watching Quidditch!
It was great to spend the day with students and their families.  A couple of other students that were not there to present their projects even came for support and to cheer on their friends.  It was truly a representation of our strong, supportive community.
“State History Day was an amazing experience. The judging process was initially confusing but as the day went on, it became more clear. I’m thrilled with how everything turned out and am so thankful I got the opportunity to go to State.” – Meara
Students that participated, along with their project topics are:

Performances:
  • Ingrid-Women’s Dress Reform
  • Lizzy-Reform of State Mental Hospitals
  • Annie-Nirvana’s Nevermind (Honorable Mention)

Documentaries:

  • Nate-The IWW Labor Union
  • Laurel-Title IX (Honorable Mention)
  • Tessa-Antisepsis and Surgery (Honorable Mention)
  • Meara-Lewis Hine & Child Labor (4th Place & Topical Prize for Studying Labor Issues)

Paper:

  • Hannah-The Birth Control Movement in Minnesota (Honorable Mention)
“It was so awesome to get the privilege to attend State History Day with the “FSM delegation.” Even though my project was not at State, I wanted to be able to support my friends and see the other cool projects from kids all across the state. It was an all day experience of going to documentary screenings and performances, going on Starbucks/food runs and lots of hanging out time. I was so impressed with everyone’s projects and I’m so proud of my friends. They all did a great job.” – Jamie
Thank you again to students and parents for your hard work during this process!

   -Melissa and Rebecca, middle school humanities teachers