Taking a Stand

February 17, 2017


Middle School National History Day projects impress during Thursday’s exhibition.

Nine Shattuck-St. Mary’s Middle School students presented their National History Day exhibits, websites, and skits for SSM community members in a packed Middle School student lounge on Thursday, February 16. 

Participating students presented their work for National History Day related to the year’s theme of “Taking a Stand in History” and fielded questions and thoughts from evaluating faculty and staff members. Following Thursday’s preliminary event, qualifying students can advance to regional, state, and national competitions. 

Congratulations to the following students on their excellent projects:

Lily Chappell ’22- “Nellie Bly’s Undercover Investigation in a Mental Hospital” (website)

Sean Hickey ’22- “Nat Turner’s 1831 Slave Rebellion” (website)

Griffin Gyurci ’22- “Ernest Green of the Little Rock Nine” (website)

Jack Hickey ’23- “The Disney Animator Strike of 1941” (exhibit)

Andrew Politoski ’23- “John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute” (exhibit)

Aaron Sawicki ’23- “The Hormel P-9 Strike” (exhibit)

Madisson Folsted ’22- “The Willmar 8 Strike” (exhibit)

Adalyn Nienhaus ’22- “Alice Paul’s White House Picket” (exhibit)

Suzannah Sanders Burdis ’22- “Edward Coles, Anti-Slavery Advocate” (performance)

The national contest will be held on June 11-15 at the University of Maryland, College Park. For additional information, visit www.nhd.org.