“Team Minnesota” Chosen to Participate in National History Day

For Immediate Release

Release dated: April 25, 2023

MNHS media contacts: Allison Ortiz, 651-259-3051, allison.ortiz@mnhs.org or Nick Jungheim, 651-259-3060, nick.jungheim@mnhs.org 

“Team Minnesota” Chosen to Participate in National History Day

ST. PAUL, Minn (April 25, 2023) – From the First Black Mainstream Superhero to the Fall of the Berlin Wall to Sesame Street, dozens of Minnesota students will have the opportunity to present their history projects at the national level.

The winners were chosen by volunteer judges at the state History Day competition on the University of Minnesota campus. The 59 winners are from all across Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, Fergus Falls, Elk River, and Duluth. You can see the  full list here.

The top projects were chosen out of 17,000 students, meaning they represented the top 0.35% of Minnesota students who participated this year. The theme for their projects was “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.”

Also honored during the pre-awards ceremony were Ms. Allissa Bagley of Woodbury Middle School and Mr. Doug Hoverson of Saint Thomas Academy. Ms Bagley and Mr. Hoverson were named as Minnesota’s nominees for National History Day Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year award.

The National History Day in Minnesota State Contest is possible thanks to the help of nearly 200 judges who have volunteered roughly 900 hours worth of time.

About National History Day in Minnesota
National History Day in Minnesota is a co-curricular historical research program that builds college readiness and communication skills for middle and high school students. The program is a partnership of the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts.  

Program support is also provided by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on November 4, 2008. 

About the Minnesota Historical Society

The Minnesota Historical Society is a non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs, and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories, and connects people with history.