Our Bettendorf Middle School National History Day qualifiers are competing in Washington D.C. this week (June 11-14).
Monday, April 30th BMS had 11 projects (16 students) compete in Iowa's National History Day State Competition in Des Moines. Six of the 11 projects made it to the final rounds of judging (top 4 to 6 entries in each project category) and 4 of the 6 were selected to represent Iowa (top 2 projects in their respective categories) next month in Washington DC. Finalists and national qualifiers listed below with links to their projects. If you see any of these students, please congratulate them. Izzy Appel also won a special award for a project that focused on a woman in science.
|Project Type||Students||Project Title||Results|
|Documentary - Individual||Noah Raso||Failed Negotiations of the Indochina Wars||State Finalist|
|Website - Group||Charlie Erpelding, Carolyn Kress, Rebeca Garza-Doty||Mendez v. Westminster et al: How One Group's Conflict Provoked Nationwide Compromise||National Qualifier|
|Historical Paper||Izzy Appel||Lise Meitner: Advancing Scientific Discovery in the Face of Conflicts Through Personal Sacrifice and Compromise||National Qualifier|
|Performance - Individual||Julia Fiedler||Occupation Housewife: How an Internal Conflict Inspired a Life Changing Compromise||National Qualifier|
|Exhibit - Individual||Samantha Fitzpatrick||Japanese Internment: The American Concentration Camps||National Qualifier|
|Exhibit - Group||Emily Hueser, Ellie Hinch||Eva Kor: Finding Empowerment Through Personal Compromise and Forgiveness||State Finalist|