Keystone AEA Regional History Day was held over the weekend at Decorah Middle School. This year's theme is "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events." The following state qualifiers advanced to the state contest held at the Iowa State Historical Museum, Des Moines, Monday, April 29. (Senior Division), and Monday, May 6, (Junior Division). They have a chance to advance to the national contest, held at the University of Maryland, June 9-13.



Listed by Category and Division:

HISTORICAL PAPER, JUNIOR DIVISION:

Josephine Berlage

Title: Penicillin: A Turning Point in Medical History

School: St. Benedict School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Patty Lien



Sylvia Betteridge

Title: Wounded Knee: The Final Surrender

School: Decorah Middle School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Janelle Keune and Wes Knaack



INDIVIDUAL EXHIBIT, JUNIOR DIVISION:

Erica Bouska

Title: Ghandi Salt and Independence

School: St. Benedict School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Patty Lien,



Lydia Kleckner

Title: Dorthea Lange: Defining the Great Depression

School: Decorah Middle School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Janelle Keune and Wes Knaack



GROUP EXHIBIT, JUNIOR DIVISION

Blake Courtney

Logan Loney

Title: Norman Borlaug: A Turning Point In World Hunger

School: St. Benedict School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Patty Lien



James Schmitt and Matthew Stammeyer

Title: Gettysburg: Turning the Tide of War

School: Turkey Valley Elementary, Jackson Junction

Teacher(s): Leslie Raymond



INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTARY, JUNIOR DIVISION

Everett Wegge

Title: Watergate; The Scandal that Changed a Nation

School: St. Benedict School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Patty Lien



Simon Schmitt

Title: Jackie Robinson: A Homerun in History

School: Turkey Valley Elementary, Jackson Junction

Teacher(s): Leslie Raymond



GROUP DOCUMENTARY, JUNIOR DIVISION

Conner Trupe

Noah Kuboushek

Luke Massman

Title: Homeland Security Under Attack: Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2011

School: St. Francis De Sales School, Ossian

Teacher(s): Denise Krauskopf



Kasey Thompson

Brenna Betts

Title: Kathrine Switzer: Running for Change

School: Decorah Middle School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Janelle Keune and Wes Knaack



INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE, JUNIOR DIVISION

Kaitlyn Rooney

Title: Nellie Bly: A Turning Point in Mental Healthcare

School: St. Benedict School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Patty Lien



Brynne Valkosky

Title: Lewis Hine: Showing the World the Truth

School: St. Benedict School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Patty Lien



GROUP PERFORMANCE, JUNIOR DIVISION

Tiana Bullerman

Abby Hageman

Micaela Kuennen

Alyssa Timp

Title: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for the Right to Vote

School: CFS, Calmar

Teacher(s): Emily Bakula



Leah Weis

Allison Groux

Emma Rooney

Title: 1993 Shoots Into History

School: St. Benedict School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Patty Lien



INDIVIDUAL WEB SITES, JUNIOR DIVISION

Abigail Toussaint

Title: The Big Impact of Little Boy: Turning World War II Around

School: St. Benedict School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Patty Lien,



Jenna Galligan

Title: Sesame Street: A Turning Point at the Intersection of Entertainment and Education

School: St. Benedict School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Patty Lien



GROUP WEB SITES, JUNIOR DIVISION

Second Place

Madelyn Jermier

Abigail Hudson

Title: Babe Didrikson Zaharias: America's Golden Athlete

School: Decorah Middle School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Janelle Keune and Wes Knaack



Morgan Minear

Marissa Weis

Title: Jonas Salk: The Turning Points of the First Polio Vaccine

School: St. Benedict School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Patty Lien



GROUP EXHIBIT, SENIOR DIVISION

Leigh Balderrama

Kieran Okerstrom

Title: The Human Genome Project: A Revolutionary Change in the Scientific Potential of Genomics

School: Decorah High School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Janelle Keune



GROUP DOCUMENTARY, SENIOR DIVISION

Lydia Hayes

Clara Kittleson

Aidan Spencer

Title: St. Olaf: A Small College with a Big Voice

School: Decorah High School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Janelle Keune



GROUP PERFORMANCE, SENIOR DIVISION

Paul Fadness

Connor Freeman

Gable Lonning

Gara Lonning

Annika Wahlberg

Title: The Great Debates

School: Decorah High School, Decorah

Teacher(s): Janelle Keune