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NRMS hosts history fair

New Richmond students in kindergarten through eighth grade participated in the third annual History Fair held at the New Richmond Middle School gymnasium on Thursday, March 8.

Elementary projects were given feedback from high school students enrolled in the Advanced Placement History class. Middle School projects were judged by New Richmond teachers.

Middle School projects are eligible to move on to the regional competition at UW-Eau Claire on March 29. Each student received recognition for their efforts.

Winners from the middle school level:

* First place: Victoria Johnson - The Power of Prayer, Rasputin and the Romanovs

* Second place (tie): Jack O'Boyle and Jon Reuvers - Technology Through the Ages; and Kayla Harle and Hannah Burba - Apple, Inc.

* Third place (tie): Breelyn Karno and Emma Burns - The Revolution of Amasis; and Austin Haseleu - The Cuban Missile Crisis

* Honorable mention: Matisyn Post - Chernobyl

Regional qualifiers

Only middle school projects were able to qualify for the regional competition. New Richmond's regional team includes:


* Salem Witch Trials - Taylor Stai, Brittani Patten


* Eva Peron - Desley Sabby, Laura Gagnon, Paris Johnson, Taya Chevrette

* Oprah Winfrey - Gaby Cruz, Harley Leavens, Ali Parfitt

Research Paper

* Jackie Robinson - Caleb Manecke, Hunter Charland, Drake Durham

Website - Individual

* Cuban Missile Crisis - Austin Haseleu

* Ancient Greece - Kyle Rachner

* WWII- Greg Kaiser

Website - Group

* Technology Through the Ages- Jack O'Boyle, Jon Reuvers

* Pearl Harbor/911 - Austin Hatzenbeler, Bailey Wilson, Brandon Larson

* 911 - Tucker Hennlich, Isaac Olson

* Titanic - Caleb Medchill, Jake Logsdon, Austin Webber

* WWII - Tom McKinney, Kris Vstecka

Display - Individual

* Romanovs/Rasputin - Victoria Johnson

* Chernobyl - Matisyn Post

* Star of Durand - Ravyn Swanson

* Fredrick Douglass - Destiny Hubbard

* Homeless People - Nora Stolley

Display - Group

* Apple Inc.- Kayla Harle, Hannah Burba

* Amasis - Breelyn Karno, Emma Burns

* Miracle on Ice - Brady Maus, Ben Werner, Maxx Wisemiller

* Simpsons - Sid Peck, Alex Olson

* Mickey Mouse - Rose Haasch, Marissa Harden, Maya Dadez, Miah Olson

More than 140 students participated in the annual history fair and each student was able to choose his/her own topic.

Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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