Ellendale student advances to National History Day – Jamestown Sun national competition

BISMARCK – Students from across the state participated in the National History Day North Dakota state competition April 19 at the North Dakota Heritage Center & State Museum in Bismarck. Twenty-eight students are now eligible to advance to the national competition at the University of Maryland June 9-13. Nine alternates were also selected to take the place of finalists who were unable to attend the national competition. Students in grades 6 through 12 from public, private, and home schools participated with exhibits, papers, performances, websites, and documentaries on historical topics with this year’s topic: “Turning Points in History.”

Top honors in the Senior Individual Exhibit went to Mya Glynn, Ellendale High School, for “Hunger’s Turning Point: The Minnesota Starvation Experiment.”

Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers from across the country, create a National History Day project. The program helps meet various state educational standards, advances the goal of interdisciplinary and practice-oriented education, and promotes the appreciation of history from local to international. National History Day also provides educational services to students and teachers, including teaching materials, web resources, and annual teacher workshops and training institutes.

National History Day in North Dakota is organized by the State Historical Society of North Dakota. For more information, visit or contact Education Outreach Supervisor and National History Day State Coordinator Madison Milbrath, 701.328.2794 or [email protected].

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