Students earn trip to National History Day competition

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

Three students from Chatfield middle/high school and five from St. Francis of Assisi Grade School in Rochester will go to the National History Day competition June 14-19 in Maryland after placing first or second the state competition.

In the state competition Sunday in the Twin Cities, about 1,500 students in grades six through 12 presented their projects. Fifty-two placed first or second.

The theme was "Conflict and Compromise in History."

Local winners were:


  • Junior individual documentary, second, Bailey Hilgren of Chatfield — Mennonites and the Civilian Public Service.
  • Senior group documentary, first, Erik Hilgren and Matti Boice of Chatfield — A Level Playing Field.
  • Junior group performance, second, Hanna Cody, Nora Laskowski, Carrie Schweyen, Megan VanDeVoorde and Maria McGlinch of St. Francis of Assisi — The Stolen Generation: A Broken Circle, A Missing Link.
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