KMMS Historians Excel At State And National Levels!
KMMS HISTORIANS EXCEL AT STATE AND NATIONAL LEVELS
STUDENT'S WORK SHOWN AT THE SMITHSONIAN!
Two young Kettle Moraine Middle School historians are now state champions and represented our school, our community, and our state at the national competition for National History Day the week of June 13. Approximately 10,000 students participate in the National History Day competition each year across the state.
At the state level, Krin Blegen's project, "Sending A Message: How Postcards Communicated Terror to a Race of Americans," took first place in the individual documentary category, and Emma Manion's, "Dickey Chapelle: Communicating the Truth of War and the Challenges of Being a female War Correspondent," took first in the individual performance category! Sydney Loehrl was a runner-up in the performance category for her play titled, "Confederate Communication, How the Lost Cause Changed the Communication About the Civil War." Hailey Cousland also represented KM at the state tournament with her museum exhibit, "Charlie Chaplin’s Communication, The Comedian’s Warning to the World."
On Wednesday, June 16, Krin's documentary was shown at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. This is only the second time a KM student's work has been shown at the Smithsonian, and the first time a documentary has been shown! She was also named a Special Award Winner on Saturday, June 19, when National History Day® (NHD) presented the awards for the 2021 NHD National Contest in a live-streamed ceremony!