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Students Dig Into Archival Materials To Tell Nebraska Stories

Three Nebraska students were recognized at the state contest of National History Day, a research and project-based program for students in grades 6-12. This year’s theme was “Breaking Barriers in History”.

Rhett Flack (right picture) and Colton Mader (left picture) of Crawford High School won the junior division Nebraska History special award with their group documentary, “The Buffalo Soldiers Led the Way”. Their sponsoring teachers were Nathan Kackmeister and Moni Hourt.

Tyler Kaus of Chadron High School won the senior division Nebraska History special award with his individual documentary, “Whirlwind: Blowing Down Barriers for Modern Computers”. His sponsoring teachers were Michael Sandstrom and Cathy Kaus.

History Nebraska board member, Lance Bristol, and Collections Registrar, Jordan Miller, reviewed this year’s Nebraska-related topics to find the best use of archival material to tell a Nebraska story in the junior division and in the senior division.

To celebrate these accomplishments the students received award checks and the teachers received a one-year membership to History Nebraska.

Congratulations to Rhett, Colton and Tyler for their great use of the archives and to the teachers for their guidance and support.


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