12 projects created by Decorah Middle School students have earned the right to advance to the state competition in the National History Day Regional Competition.
Decorah state qualifiers include:
Group Documentary: "Can You Home school Legally?" created by Clara Kittleson and Aidan Spencer
Group Documentary: "The Salem Witch Trials: The Debate Over the Usage of Spectral Evidence" created by Teressa Lundtvedt, Molly Hovden, and Maria McDonough
Individual Documentary: "Six-on-Six: Shooting for Change in Iowa Girls Basketball" created by Tess Olinger
Historical Paper: "Consolidation of Rural Schools in Iowa: The Death of Iowa's Small Communities" written by Daiton Tietz
"U.S.S. Kirk, The Untold Story" created by Michael Foster
"W.A.S.P." created by Emily Miller
"Payphone Privacy, Katz vs. United States" created by Olivia Dieschbourg and Amanda Taylor
"Title IX: Let 'em Play" created by Kaitlyn Kregel and Emily Krueger
"Branch Ricky" performed by Kassie Hoyme
"Home vs. Work: The Rosie Debate" performed by Gara Lonning and Linnea Kephart
"Federalism and the Constitution" created by Connor Freeman, Charles Baldwin, and Adam Knight
"USA Boycotts the 1980 Summer Olympics" created by Drake Schuring, Aric Luzum, and Isaac Luzum
Other Decorah Middle School students who competed included: Emily Gomersall, Simon Cropp, Gable Lonning, Gabrielle Bruns, Karl Sand, McKinley Eide, Caleb Ulring, Annika Vande Krol, Madison Ihde, Isaac Marquardt, Jacob Hrdlicka, Caroline Marlow, Skye Kelley, Michelle Halse, Ruth Vermace, Talia Raddatz, Cody Zidlicky, Josh Graves, Paul Fadness, Steven Holkesvik, Tyler Peterson, Gabrielle Cowie, Johanna Beierle, Senia Sikkink, and Freddie Paulson.
National History Day is a part of the 8th grade curriculum at Decorah Middle School and is coached by Wes Knaack and Janelle Keune with assistance from volunteer and retired teacher Peggy Beatty.