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Students Advance to National History Day Competition

Murray Middle School students at History Day

Photo credit: Murray Middle School

Published by Saint Paul Public Schools May 16, 2019

Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) had an impressive showing at the annual Minnesota State History Day. Thirty-four projects earned honorable mention in their categories and 14 projects earned topical prizes. A total of 22 projects received medals, placing them in the top five in their specific category. The top two entries from the state competition in each category are invited to the National History Day Contest, held June 9-13 in College Park, Maryland.

Congratulations to all SPPS students that participated in Minnesota State History Day and good luck to the following students who have advanced to the National History Day Contest:

  • Emily Brenner of Murray Middle School took first place for her junior individual exhibit.
  • Kevin Torstenson of Murray Middle School took second place for his junior individual performance.
  • Julia Pletch and Ellery Tennison of Murray Middle School took first place for the junior group performance.
  • Sam Kellar-Long and Mae Wrigley of Open World Learning Community took first place for their senior group performance.
  • Tana Ososki and Aaron Ramsey of SPA - Como High School took second place for their senior group performance.
  • Alice Wagner-Hemstad and Kai Sackreiter of Murray Middle School took first place for their junior group website.
  • Phoebe Finlay of Murray Middle School took first place for her junior individual website.
  • Tess Grundhoefer, Bryn Farmer and Evyn Olmstead of Highland Park Senior High took second place for their senior group documentary.
  • Grace Philippon and Sam Skinner of Central Senior High took first place for their senior group website.

LINK: View a list of their projects -- as well as other student projects from across the state.