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Indiana Students Succeed at Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest

Indianapolis—Indiana was well
represented at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest at the
University of Maryland at College Park (June 9-13), with 57 students competing
and five projects reaching the finals and/or receiving special awards. They
include:

Cole Smith (Pittsboro, Ind.)

Winner of Irish or Irish-American
History Prize (a trip to Ireland), sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians

Senior Individual Performance

Title: “The Arrival of
Christianity: The Turning Point in Irish History, Blessing or Curse?”

Priya Moorthy (Sycamore School,
Indianapolis)

Junior Individual Documentary

Title: “The Murder of Steven Biko:
A Turning Point in the Demise of Apartheid in South Africa”

Winner of Outstanding State Entry for
the Junior Division

Matthew Ess, Samuel Scheetz and Sam Kochert (Central Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, Lafayette, Ind.)

Fifth Place, Senior Group Exhibit

Winner of Outstanding State Entry for
the Senior Division

Title: “Golden Age of Scientific
Management”

(Also displayed their exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum
of American History on June 12)


Christine Mintert (Central
Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, Lafayette, Ind.)

13th Place, Senior
Individual Documentary

Title: “You Ain’t Heard Nothin’
Yet: The Jazz Singer and the New Sound of Cinema”

Megan Smith and Nicoleen Santos (Central
Catholic Jr./Sr. High School, Lafayette, Ind.)

Ninth Place, Senior Group Exhibit

Title: “Fingerprinting”

Other
highlights of the Indiana contingent’s trip included meeting elected officials
from Indiana and attending an event for NHD participants at the Smithsonian
National Museum of American History, where the exhibit from Ess, Scheetz and
Kochert was displayed alongside one project from each state/affiliate.

National History Day in Indiana is a
year-long program dedicated to enhancing history education in elementary and
secondary schools. Students in grades four through 12 explore a historical
subject and then use their research to create imaginative exhibits, original
performances, media documentaries, Web sites and papers. The 2013 theme is “Turning
Points in History: People, Ideas, Events.”

National
History Day in Indiana has been organized by the Indiana Historical Society for
more than a decade
and has
played an active part in Indiana’s schools across for more than 25 years, with
more than 4,200 Indiana students taking part in
2013 alone. Sponsors of this year’s state program are Ingram Micro Inc. and The Rooker Family Foundation.

For
more information on this and other Indiana Historical Society programs, contact
the IHS at (317) 232-1882 or visit www.indianahistory.org.

About the
Indiana Historical Society

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society
has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting,
preserving, interpreting and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit
membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library
and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a
unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS
also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups,
publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides
youth, adult and family programming. For more information, call (317) 232-1882
or visit www.indianahistory.org.

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Media Relations Manager, at (317) 232-1878 or
alamb@indianahistory.org.

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