Three students from West Middle School place at state history day

Three West Middle School students placed this year as a team in the Minnesota History Day Competition.

Elise Olsen, Haley Larsen and Sophie Leininger, all seventh-grade students, earned third place in the state competition.

Leininger’s project is an individual documentary on Bob Dylan “The Reluctant Voice of a Generation” and she is an alternate for the national competition.

Olsen’s and Larsen’s project is a group documentary on Betty Crocker: “Aiding American Women” and the two will be competing in the national History Day event.

History Day is a co-curricular program that encourages young people to explore a historical subject related to an annual theme. The 2009 theme is “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.”

Students make history come alive as their research leads to imaginative exhibits, original performances, informative documentaries and historical research papers.


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