2014-03-06 / Lifestyles

History day takes off


Carson Lagina is shown explaining his history project to two 5th grade students during St. Francis de Sales School histroy fair. 
Submitted photo Carson Lagina is shown explaining his history project to two 5th grade students during St. Francis de Sales School histroy fair. Submitted photo MANISTIQUE – The middle school students at St. Francis de Sales School recently participated in the school’s first of what will be an annual history fair. The contest is in correlation with Michigan History Day and the National History Day.

According to the Historical Society of Michigan website, Michigan History Day (part of National History Day) is a fascinating opportunity for students to move social science beyond routine learning. It is an educational competition (similar in organization to a science fair) designed to encourage students in grades 4-12 to explore historical subjects related to a broad annual theme. Students choose topics in state, national, or world history that personally interest them and perform research using primary and secondary sources on their topic. Entries are presented through the allied disciplines of art, literature, music, drama, visual communications, and writing.

The top three winners from the contest will attend the district 11 competition in Marquette at Northern Michigan University next month.

The winners and runners up are as follows: Katelyn Arnold, first place; Rylie Lawrence and Logan Trusty, second place; Carson Lagina and Caleb Hubble, third place; Alex Lakosky and McKenna Chartier, first runners up; and Jerry Jack, Patrick McNamara, and Joey Moeggenborg, second runners up.

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