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Team Wisconsin, Ready for Nationals

National History Day Team Wisconsin 2013

Sixty of Wisconsin's brightest middle school and high school history students emerged as national finalists following statewide National History Day competition in Madison on Saturday, May 4. The elite group becomes Team Wisconsin 2013 and will go on to represent the state at the National History Day Kenneth E. Behring National Contest June 9-13 in College Park, Maryland. These students represent the top one percent of the more than 10,000 students from 250 schools who participated in the National History Day program in Wisconsin this academic year.

National History Day a Yearlong Committment

Participating students worked for months to create historical research projects related to the 2013 annual theme of "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events." After selecting topics and completing extensive research, students presented their conclusions as documentaries, museum-style exhibits, dramatic performances, historical papers and websites at regional events throughout the state. The best of those advanced to the state event on May 4.

Participation in National History Day continues to grow. Check back in mid-June to share in the adventures of Team Wisconsin 2013 by reading their online journal, just as Team Wisconsin 2012 did, as they present their projects to national judges and explore the Washington, D.C., area.

The Society congratulates all of the Wisconsin students who were involved in National History Day projects this year and wishes our finalists the best of luck.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

National History Day in Wisconsin is made possible, in large part, through the generosity of private donors. The Wisconsin Historical Society is proud to sponsor the program with support from Culver's, the Wisconsin Society of Mayflower Descendants, Mrs. Carroll A. Heideman, Alliant Energy / Alliant Energy Foundation, U.S. Bancorp Foundation, Dick Grum, The QTI Group, and Worzalla. The Society also thanks Ralph and Virginia Kurtzman, the friends and family of John C. Geilfuss, and Dr. George Miller for establishing endowments that provide ongoing support for National History Day in Wisconsin.

:: Posted May 6, 2013

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