Templeton Students Regional Finalists In National History Day

March 2, 2011

More than two dozen Templeton Middle School eighth-graders will compete March 5 at the regional level of National History Day as a result of successful participation at their school. Finalists were selected Feb. 16 at the school level and will go on to compete at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.


National History Day is an academic enrichment program for students in grades 6-12. Students select topics connected to an annual theme and complete their own in-depth research on the topic. This year the annual theme is “Debate and Diplomacy.” Students present their conclusions by creating museum-style exhibits, media documentaries, research papers, interactive websites and dramatic performances.


The school event is the first step in a competition cycle that can take students from the school level to regional, state and national competitions. At each level of competitions, students share their work with the peers, historians, educators and professionals in related fields as they compete for special awards and the opportunity to advance to the next level of competition.


Students from Templeton and their projects advancing to the regional level are:


Research papers:

• Michael Loose —“Seneca Falls Convention”

• Aiken Johnson-Escudero —“Riots and Freedom Groups of the Union”

• Angela LeDonne —“The Dreadful Dropping of the Atomic Bomb”


Individual exhibit boards:

• Matthew McGuire —“Japanese-American Internment During World War II: Did America Betray or Protect Itself?”

• Maya Pechenov —“Prison or Paradise? The Lives of Native Americans at Mission San Juan de Capistrano”

• Breanna Hertzberg —“Disco’s Still Alive”


Group exhibit boards:

• Kirsten Windbiel and Natalie Schmidt —“Roger Williams: Refusing a New Life”

• Cassandra Tilidetzke, Corinna Wiese, Allison Croft, Delaney Reilly —“Susan B. Anthony”


Individual website:

• Mahrianna O’Shea —“Industrial Revolution: Child Labor Crisis”

• Sam Kivimaki —“World War II: D-Day”

• Ariel Pershman —“The Persecution of Jews Throughout the Ages”


Group website:

• Tess Carlson, Kristin Mueller, Ciera Lampshire —“Wonderful Nonsense: The Era of the Flapper”

• Connor Davidson, Matthew Cibulka, Tanner Schaefgen —“Island Hopping: The South Pacific in World War II”

• Hannah Hubbell and Justine Bembenek —“1936 Berlin Olympics: To Compete or Not to Compete?



• Brandon Fedie —“Protests Against the War on Liberty”

• Allison Bitz —“The Battle to Save the Grand Canyon”


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