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February 2013 News Releases

Photo Opportunity: District 3 History Day competition Saturday

What: History Day 2013 district-level completion

When and where: Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Washburn University Memorial Union -- History Day will go on as scheduled.

Individual and group performances, with many students in period costumes, from 9-10:30 a.m. in the Vogel and Shawnee Rooms, upper level, Memorial Union.

Awards ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m. in room Washburn A, main level, Memorial Union. A detailed schedule is included below.

History Day features 177 junior and senior high school students from Northeast Kansas. The theme of this regional contest is “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events.”

The students compete as individuals or in teams based on their grade level in the following categories: individual paper, individual or group documentary, media, performance, exhibit or website. Students are challenged to demonstrate their knowledge of the historical context of their chosen subject in terms of the intellectual, physical, social and cultural setting in which events took place.

The Washburn history department sponsors the contest.

Students earning first or second place in a given category are qualified to complete in the National History Day in Kansas contest on April 20 at Washburn University. The National History Day 2013 competition will be held Jun 9-13 in College Park, Md.

Senior individual performance – Shawnee Room

9:50-10:00 Man on a Mission:  Richard Nixon’s Historic Trip to China as Seen Through the Eyes of His First Lady, by Marissa Meis, Seaman High School:  Susan Sittenauer, teacher

10:10-10:20 The Fight for Women’s Rights, by Katherine Moore, Hayden High School:  Mike Zeleznak, teacher 

10:30-10:40 Ruby Bridges: Crossing the Threshold, Changing the World, by Caitlyn Lambrecht, Seaman High School:  Susan Sittenauer, teacher

Junior individual performance – Vogel Room

9:00-9:10 The Battle of Black Jack: John Brown’s Beginning to the Civil War, by Dalton Van Aalst, Topeka Collegiate: Travis Lamb, Gail Franklin & Julie Lippold teachers

9:20-9:30 The Mary Ellen Wilson Child Abuse Case:  How the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Paved the Way for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, by Amber Schmidt, Topeka Collegiate: Travis Lamb, Gail Franklin & Julie Lippold, teachers 

9:40-9:50

Fred Harvey’s American Culinary Voyage: Turning Tables Toward the West, by John Katz, Washburn Rural Middle School:  Alice Bertels, teacher

10:00-10:10

The Strike to End Fear:  A Turning Point in the Labor Movement, by Brooklyn Carter, Seaman Middle School: Kyle Johnson, teacher

10:20-10:30

Every Baby Wanted and Loved—The Pill, by Lillian Wen, Capital Community, Anne Hawkins, teacher

Junior group performance – Shawnee Room

9:00-9:10 

Success Turns to Distress:  A Turning Point in the Lives of Jewish Children, by Olivia Babin and Jane Yu, Washburn Rural Middle School:  Alice Bertels, teachers

9:20-9:30

The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall:  The Beginning of the End of Communism, by Adam Cole and Chris Gernon, Topeka Collegiate: Travis Lamb, Gail Franklin & Julie Lippold, teachers

 

 

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