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Middle-schoolers participate in History Day pre-regional

New Richmond and Hudson middle school students recently took part in a National History Day pre-regional event at New Richmond Middle School. (Submitted photo)

New Richmond Middle School

New Richmond Middle School History Day members were recently joined by Hudson Middle School students to participate in a National History Day pre-regional event at the middle school.

National History Day Contest encourages more than half a million students around the world to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice.

The theme this year is "Taking a Stand in History." Projects included exhibits, websites, performances, documentaries, and research papers.

The following students moved on to the regional event on March 16 at UW-Eau Claire:

• Performance about Elvis — Norah Lynch and Emily Thyne;

• Exhibit about Abe Lincoln — Kayla Harris and Elizabeth Counter;

• Exhibit about Ansel Adams — RaeAnn Johnson;

• Performance about Susan B Anthony — Isabel Skramstad, Erin Fehlen, Josie Botz;

• Exhibit about Rosa Parks — Emma Karpenske and Karly Porter;

• Exhibit about Civil Rights Leaders — Sam Simenson;

• Exhibit about Michael Phelps — Kira Schulze;

• Exhibit about Gutzon Borglum — Kailey Stevens;

• Exhibit on Milton Hershey — Abbie Rizter, Paige Stangl, Gaby Aune; and

• Exhibit on Florence Nightingale — Emma Halloran