Elise Olsen, Haley Larsen and Sophie Leininger, all seventh-grade students, earned third place in the state competition.
Leiningerâ€™s project is an individual documentary on Bob Dylan â€œThe Reluctant Voice of a Generationâ€ and she is an alternate for the national competition.
Olsenâ€™s and Larsenâ€™s project is a group documentary on Betty Crocker: â€œAiding American Womenâ€ 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 â€œThe Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.â€
Students make history come alive as their research leads to imaginative exhibits, original performances, informative documentaries and historical research papers.