Two SLP Teams Headed to National History Day Contest

Seven local sophomores will be competing at the University of Maryland this summer.

Editor's Note: Thanks to SLP Patch reader Mike Resnick for emailing in this news tip.

Two teams recently qualified for the National History Day Contest, which will be held this summer on the University of Maryland campus.

The two teams consist of seven students total. Sophomores Gabe Bichinho, Emma Weisner, Bessie Bulman and Luke Von Eschen took first place for Senior Group Performance at the state contest, held April 29 at the University of Minnesota. Sophomores Jonah Resnick, Conner Youngren and Isaac Greenwood also qualified for nationals by taking second in Senior Group Documentary for "Leni Riefenstahl's Revolutionary Film Work."

Ann Jurewicz, a history teacher at the high school, had a total of 14 entrees make it to the state competition this year. Jurewicz has had two groups make it to nationals in the past but said, "This is the largest number of kids (seven) who will be attending at one time."
During the national contest, which will be held June 10-14, the Park students will get exposure to campus life, living on campus in the dorms, and taking campus shuttles to events and functions. There are many activities planned, including tours, site seeing, and an opportunity to meet and interact with faculty from some of the most prominent colleges and universities in the country. 
Other local entrees who made it to the final rounds of the state contest were:

  • Kyle Klausing: 3rd Place for Individual Exhibit — "Darwin's Revolution"
  • Noah Betz-Richman & Carter Green: 4th Place for Group Documentary — " Marine Chronometer: A Revolution in Navigation"
  • Claire Steffenhagen: 4th Place for Individual Documentary — "1905 Russian Revolution"
  • Josh Anderson & Sten Johnson: 5th Place for Group Web Site — "Piaget: A Revolution in Child Psychology"
  • Cole Bacig: Honorable Mention for Individual Documentary — "The Berlin Wall: A Cold War Reaction"
  • Josh Scal & Mary Pavia: Honorable Mention — "Verdi and the Italian Revolution"
  • Sophie Macklem-Johnson & Jenna Behnken: Honorable Mention for Group Exhibit — "The Collective Unconscious of Carl Jung"
  • Lizzy Herber & Maria Knudsen: Honorable Mention for Group Exhibit — "Gibson Girl"
  • Laura Thompson: Honorable Mention for Individual Web Site — "Riding the Rails"
  • Anna Glassmen-Kaufman & Ari Weinstein: Honorable Mention for Group Performance — "Bicycle: Revolution in Transportation"

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Kathy May 14, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Ann Jurewicz is a phenomenal teacher and coach. Congratulations to her and her teams!
Michael Rose (Editor) May 14, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Well said, Kathy!


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