BMS Students Participate in National History Day Event

BMS Students Participate in National History Day Event

Jun 13, 2018

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Our Bettendorf Middle School National History Day qualifiers are competing in Washington D.C. this week (June 11-14).

Monday, April 30th BMS had 11 projects (16 students) compete in Iowa's National History Day State Competition in Des Moines. Six of the 11 projects made it to the final rounds of judging (top 4 to 6 entries in each project category) and 4 of the 6 were selected to represent Iowa (top 2 projects in their respective categories) next month in Washington DC. Finalists and national qualifiers listed below with links to their projects. If you see any of these students, please congratulate them. Izzy Appel also won a special award for a project that focused on a woman in science.

Project TypeStudentsProject TitleResults
Documentary - IndividualNoah RasoFailed Negotiations of the Indochina WarsState Finalist
Website - GroupCharlie Erpelding, Carolyn Kress, Rebeca Garza-DotyMendez v. Westminster et al: How One Group's Conflict Provoked Nationwide CompromiseNational Qualifier
Historical PaperIzzy AppelLise Meitner: Advancing Scientific Discovery in the Face of Conflicts Through Personal Sacrifice and CompromiseNational Qualifier
Performance - IndividualJulia FiedlerOccupation Housewife: How an Internal Conflict Inspired a Life Changing CompromiseNational Qualifier
Exhibit - IndividualSamantha FitzpatrickJapanese Internment: The American Concentration CampsNational Qualifier
Exhibit - GroupEmily Hueser, Ellie HinchEva Kor: Finding Empowerment Through Personal Compromise and ForgivenessState Finalist



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