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Center for Austrian Studies Congratulates the 2019 State History Day Winners!

May 6, 2019

Photo of Tess Campion and Willa Campion (winners of the topical prize from the Center for Austrian Studies at the 2019 State History Day)

Photo of Tess Campion and Willa Campion (winners of the topical prize from the Center for Austrian Studies at the 2019 State History Day)
Tess Campion and Willa Campion (winners of the topical prize from the Center for Austrian Studies at the 2019 State History Day), University of Minnesota, May 4, 2019.

Every year, National History Day holds a nationwide competition for historical projects (i.e., papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites or performances) by students in middle and high schools. In the state competition, the Center for Austrian Studies supports students’ efforts by annually awarding two $100 prizes (junior and senior divisions) to outstanding projects with an Austrian or Central European focus.

For 2019 State History Day, CAS prizes went to Tess Campion and Willa Campion (see photo above) (junior section) for their documentary “Poland’s Solidarity Movement: A Triumph for Democracy” (Open World Learning Community), and to Bezawit Abate, Tea Roepke and Jamila Mohammed (senior section) for their website “Hedy Lamarr: The Unknown Mind of the Beautiful Actress” (South High School).

The Center for Austrian Studies warmly congratulates the 2019 winners, and looks forward to 2020 State History Day!