History Day News

(09/2020) 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”.

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.

Rhett Flack and Colton Mader 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. Click here to see their 10-minute documentary, "Buffalo Soldiers Led the Way" by Rhett Flack and Colton Mader, Junior Division Group Documentary 

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. Click here to see his 10-minute documentary, "Whirlwind: Blowing Down Barriers for Modern Computers" by Tyler Kaus, Senior Division Individual Documentary

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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