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National History Day 2000 National Finalists

The following list of students were the top two winners in each category at the National History Day in Wisconsin contest held on April 29, 2000, in Stevens Point. In June, these students went on to compete in the national contest in Washington, D.C.

Each finialst designs their entry to reflect the annual theme. The entries below reflect the annual theme for 2001: Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events.


Junior Historical Paper

David Fiocco
Henry Ford: Moving America into the Fast Lane
Lincoln Middle School
La Crosse
Kristina Burrows
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield

Junior Individual Performance

Anna-Lisa Dahlgren
Cordelia Harvey:
Wisconsin Civil War Angel
Toki Middle School
Madison
Christine Pergande
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: A Revolution in Women's Rights
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield

Junior Group Performance

Brandon Hegg, Zach Zeihen
Changing the World and Saving Lives: The Atomic Bomb
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield
Maggie Desmond, Elizabeth
Stop! Hey What's that Sound? Protest Music of the Vietnam War
Butler Middle School
Waukesha

Junior Individual Exhibits

Melissa Beck
Sitting Down to Take a Stand: Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield
Sara Wanless
Anesthesia:
Surgery Without Pain
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield

Junior Group Exhibits

Jackie Gierczak, Jenna Hazaert
Penicillin Saved Lives in WWII
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield
Mike Moua, Bee Vue, Vong Lee
The Secret Wars in Laos
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield

Junior Individual Documentary

Melissa Martindale
Watergate: Through the Eyes of the Public
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield
Jessica Dabler
The Refrigerator: Changing the Way We Preserve Food
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield

Junior Group Documentary

Andy Kryshak, Matt Nohelty
The ENAIC: Beginning of the Information Age
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield
Pader Moua, Keo Lor, Khambee Lee
The Vietnam War: How Many Hmong Lives Changed Because of Their Involvement in the War
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield

Senior Historical Paper

Katherine Maxwell
"In Fact and In Name," The Impact of George Washington's Second Term on Foreign Policy
Sparta High School
Sparta
Angela Zebro
India's Achievement of Independence: The Turning Point of Purna Swara
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield

Senior Individual Performance

Nicole Riemenschneider
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Hudson High School
Hudson
Megan Farrar
Vivian Kellogg: An All American
North High School
Hudson

Senior Group Performance

Rebecca Broughton, Raina Thelen, Laura Johnson
Creation of MTV
West Salem High School
West Salem
Amanda Potaracke, Christina Doucet
A Riveting Idea
Central High School
La Crosse

Senior Individual Documentary

Lindsay Meinhardt
Revival of the Arts:
The Harlem Renaissance
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield
Megan Clark
We Interrupt This Program-Television's Impact on the 1960 Presidential Election
Whitnall High School
Greenfield

Senior Group Documentary

Emily Burton, Margaret Manteufel, Dave Cowan
The Secret War in Laos
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield
Andrew Aleckson, Kyle Prochaska, Matt Michalik
D-Day:
The Influential Battle of WWII
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield

Senior Individual Exhibits

Bridget Reagan
Michael Collins
Hudson High School
Hudson
Laurel Fletcher
Prince Vladimir and Byzantine Influence on Kievan Russia
West Salem High School
West Salem

Senior Group Exhibits

Megan Endrizzi, Melissa Berry
No Safe Harbor:
The Attack on Pearl Harbor
D.C. Everest Junior High
Schofield
Tiffany Zieball, Beth Surfus, Katie Forecki, Megan DeLonge
Sputnik:
Catalyst of the Space Age
Whitnall High School
Greenfield
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