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Columbia Academy Students Advance to the State History Day Tournament

A total of 17 Columbia Academy (CA) students advance to the state History Day tournament. National History Day is an interdisciplinary research project for students in grades 6-12 teaching students to conduct in-depth research, use primary and secondary sources, analyze and synthesize information, and write and present historical content. This year’s tournament is being conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are very proud of our History Day state qualifiers,” said CA Geography Teacher Chris Mason, who coaches History Day participants along with CA Social Studies Teacher Hannah Howe. “They had to overcome many challenges to complete this project entirely while working from home. Their willingness to put in the extra time required for History Day is especially significant when they had so many other demands on them at home. We wish them all the best of luck at State.”

The Columbia Academy (CA) students advancing to state are:

Junior Individual Exhibit
Carolina Baldovinos (Navajo Code Talkers)
Simone Edstrom (Stonewall Riots)

Junior Group Exhibit
Allison Dickson, Libby Schoenbauer and Mae Skaja (Navajo Code Talkers)
Amiyah Berry-Drummond and Melat Mezgebe (The Special Olympics)

Junior Group Documentary
Angela Hofmann and Seenaa Teshome (Sit In Movement Documentary)

Junior Group Website
Olivia Dela Cruz and Loulou Sadrant (Live Aid: A Concert that Communicated a Crisis with Music)
Danchau Le and Daphne Kleinschmit (Navajo Code Talkers: The Unbreakable Code)
Kamila Acevedo Morales and Paola Caizapanta Palacios (LA Riots)
Leo Pham and Tenzinla Rapten (Stonewall Riots)

The state competition will be held online, beginning Friday, April 23 on the Minnesota Historical Society website.