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2016 National History Day: Nebraska
State Contest Winners and National Qualifiers


Junior
Individual
Exhibit
Junior
Individual Performance
Junior
Group Performance
 
Junior
Individual Documentary
Junior
Group Documentary
Junior Individual
Web Site
Junior
Group
Web Site
Junior
Historical
Paper
Senior
Individual Exhibit
Senior Group Exhibit Senior
Individual Performance
Senior
Group Performance

Senior Individual Documentary Senior
Group Documentary
Senior
Individual
Web Site
Senior
Group
Web Site
Senior


Junior Division - Individual Exhibit

First Place
Title: Encounters of the Oregon Trail
Student: Nolan Lewandowski
School: St John the Baptist Elementary, Plattsmouth, NE
Teacher: Pamela Reinsch
 
Second Place
Title: Little Sure Shot
Student: Tylea Underwood
School: Crawford Junior/Senior High School, Crawford, NE
Teacher: Moni Hourt

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Junior Division - Group Exhibit

First Place
Title: Upton Sinclair's Encounter with the Meat Industry
Students: Jada Mader, Jillian Brennan
School: Crawford Junior/Senior High School, Crawford, NE
Teacher: Moni Hourt
 
Second Place
Title: Mother of Normandy: Exchanging Letters to Comfort American Families
Students: Maia Flynn, Summer Richardson
School: Ainsworth Community Schools, Ainsworth, NE
Teachers: Nichole Flynn and Heather Lutter

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Junior Division - Individual Performance

First Place
Title: Amelia Earhart
Student: Savannah Short
School: Lewis & Clark Middle School, Omaha, NE
Teacher: Melissa Shrago
 
Second Place
Title: Dian Fossey: Encountering Gorillas in the African Mist
Student: Katrina Beel
School: Ainsworth Community Schools, Ainsworth, NE
Teachers: Nichole Flynn and Heather Lutter

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Junior Division - Group Performance

First Place
Title: Lewis & Clark: Paving the Way for America's Settlement of the West
Students: Alexis Arens, Taylor Arens, Taylor Schieffer, Brittany Tramp
School: St Rose of Lima Elementary School, Crofton, NE
Teacher: Ginger Schieffer
 
Second Place
Title: The Encounters and Exchange for the German Jewish Passengers on the SS Saint Louis
Students: Jasmine Pineda, Heaven Rush, Paige Stones
School: Lourdes Central Catholic, Nebraska City, NE
Teachers: Roxann Penfield and Cathy Thomas

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Junior Division - Individual Documentary

First Place
Title: Thomas Savage: An Exchange at Jamestown
Student: Tyler Kaus
School: Chadron Middle School, Chadron, NE
Teacher: Cathy Kaus
 
Second Place
Title: Just American: The Tuskegee Airmen Explore Racial Diversity in the Military
Student: Grant Taylor
School: Ainsworth Community Schools, Ainsworth, NE
Teachers: Nichole Flynn and Heather Lutter

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Junior Division - Group Documentary

First Place

Title: The British Government: Exploring Ways to End the Irish Famine
Students: Aubrey Bando, Elaine Madison
School: Lourdes Central Catholic, Nebraska City, NE
Teachers: Roxann Penfield and Cathy Thomas
 
Second Place
Title: Jacques-Yves Cousteau: Exploring the Silent World
Students: Madison Vanwyngarden, Sydney Cole
School: Elkhorn Grandview Middle School, Elkhorn, NE
Teacher: Katherine Griffen

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Junior Division - Individual Website


First Place
Title: Pompeii: A Culture Frozen In Time
Student: Annabelle Carozza
School: Lewis & Clark Middle School, Bellevue, NE
Teacher: Janice Nelson
 
Second Place
Title: Project: Apollo 1961-1975
Student: Corban Preston
School: Faith Christian Elementary, Kearney, NE
Teacher: Dan Leach

 
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Junior Division - Group Website


First Place
Title: Salem Witch Trials
Students: Laruen Collins, Grace Sorenson
School: Chadron Middle School, Chadron, NE
Teacher: Cathy Kaus
 
Second Place
Title: Bodmer & Maximillian: A Journey into the American West
Students: Lindsay Johnston, Neleigh Rush, Noah Talmadge
School: Ralston Middle School, Ralston, NE
Teacher: Mindy Podraza

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Junior Division - Historical Paper


First Place
Title: Vikings: Blood Thirst Barbarians or Talented Traders and Excellent Explorers
Student: Megan Snow
School: St Robert Bellarmine Elementary, Omaha, NE
Teacher: Chris Dziadus

Second Place

Title: The Transcontinental Railroad and Its Impact on America
Student: Anna Rose Bushman
School: St Cecilia Cathedral Elementary, Omaha, NE
Teacher: Jillian Roger

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Senior Division - Individual Exhibit

First Place
Title: Encounters in Antarctica
Student: Chance Snook
School: Crawford Junior/Senior High School, Crawford, NE
Teacher: Moni Hourt
 
Second Place
Title: Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden and the Geological Survey of 1971
Student: Nathanial Nixon
School: Crawford Junior/Senior High School, Crawford, NE
Teacher: Moni Hourt
 
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Senior Division - Group Exhibit

First Place
Title: When Dial Turns Dire
Students: Maddie Werner, Anna Bohlken
School: Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca High School, Syracuse, NE
Teachers: Adam Krecklow and Aiden Vodicka
 
Second Place
Title: Ellis Island: An American Platform for International Dreams
Students: Brennan Splichal, Ashley Svik
School: Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, NE
Teachers: David Nebel and Kyle Beacom

 

Senior Division - Individual Performance

First Place
Title: More Than A Name in A Jar
Student: Taryn Underwood
School: Crawford Junior/Senior High School, Crawford, NE
Teacher: Moni Hourt
 
Second Place
Title: The Hidden History of Human Zoos
Student: Emma Bjork
School: Syracuse-Dunbar-Avoca High School, Syracuse, NE
Teachers: Adam Krecklow and Aiden Vodicka

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Senior Division - Group Performance

First Place
Title: The  Brutalities American Soldiers Encountered in WWII Japanese POW Camps
Students: Trey Stutheit, Wyatt Nickels, Jaxson Balm
School: Johnson-Brock Public Schools, Johnson, NE
Teachers: Lory Broady, Dan Gossman, and Sheila Remmereid

Second
Place
Title: The First Crusade: A Quest to Take the Holy Lands
Students: Derek Monie, Korey Rathe, Noah Wadleigh, Michael French, Ashton Wasenius
School: Arapahoe Public Schools, Arapahoe, NE
Teacher: Heidi Thomas

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Senior Division - Individual Documentary


First Place
Title: DeWitty: An Audacious Pursuit of the American Dream
Student: Dallas Jones
School: Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, NE
Teachers: David Nebel and Kyle Beacom
 
Second Place
Title: The Day of Two Noons: Railroad Encounters with Time
Student: Vanessa Taylor
School: Ainsworth Community Schools, Ainsworth, NE
Teachers: Nichole Flynn and Heather Lutter

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Senior Division - Group Documentary

First Place
Title: The Guarded Nine: Exploring Integration in Little Rock
Students: Kaela Evans, Alex Melroy, Alexis Moss
School: Hastings Senior High School, Hastings, NE
Teachers: Ann Mays and Faye Friesen
 
Second Place
Title: Classic Motown: A Cultural Exchange
Students: Angela Wenzl, Josh Andersen
School: Johnson-Brock Public Schools, Johnson, NE
Teachers: Lori Broady, Dan Gossman, and Sheila Remmereid
 
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Senior Division - Individual Website

  
First Place
Title: Exploring Irrigation in Scottsbluff: Overcoming Adversity
Student: Kacie Hahn
School: Johnson Brock High School, Johnson, NE
Teacher: Lori Broady
 
Second Place
Title: Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Little Boat That Won the War
Student: Brady Aschwege
School: Crawford Junior/Senior High School, Crawford, NE
Teacher: Moni Hourt

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Senior Division - Group Website


First Place
Title: The Space Shuttle Program
Students: Sydney Brown, Hunter Hawk
School: Chadron Senior High School, Chadron NE
Teacher: Cathy Kaus
 
Second Place
Title: The First Congresswoman: Paving a Way for a New Era
Students: Kathryn Boilesen, Justine Cork, Jazmine Faalii
School: Lincoln Southeast High School, Lincoln, NE
Teachers: David Nebel and Kyle Beacom

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Senior Division - Historical Paper

First Place
Title: El Mozote: Political Exploration and Exchange, Deadly Encounter
Student: Julia Briones
School: Lexington High School, Lexington, NE
Teacher: Melanie Chesley
 
Second Place
Title: Harvey Milk: Come Out, Speak Out
Student: Danielle Rivera
School: Lexington High School, Lexington, NE
Teacher: Melanie Chesley

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