Three St. Benedict School students chosen as alternates to the National History Day competition
Posted: Mon, May 11, 2020 2:54 PM
Three students from St. Benedict Catholic School in Decorah have been named alternates to the National History Day competition in June, following their performance at the Iowa finals of the National History Day competition.
Creed Monroe, Henry Weis and Peter Essa were chosen based on their group performance titled, "Sesame Street: Shining a Light on Inequality and Brightening Educational Futures for All."
More than 500 Iowa students competed online in the Iowa finals of the National History Day. 54 students from 24 different Iowa communities took top honors during the state contest and advanced to the National History Day national contest, where they will compete online in June for top honors.
National History Day is a year-long academic enrichment program that challenges students to research, develop and present papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites and performances about historical topics related to an annual theme. This year's theme is "Breaking Barriers in History."