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Nine FMS students advance to National History Day state competition
Posted 03/28/2019 03:33PM

Left photo: FMS 8th grade students Iman Ahmed and Renelle Chesson; Right photo: FMS 8th grade student Elizabeth Nordin.

Congratulations to the nine Fridley Middle School (FMS) 8th grade students who were selected to advance to the National History Day state competition! A total of 35 FMS students competed at National History Day regionals on March 23, 2019 at White Bear Lake High School. 

Advancing to State:
Veronique Kolibe-Gnamikou and Fatema Kathem - (Group Documentary) - Radium Girls
Serina Wood and Cassie Herrman - (Group Documentary) - DPN Protest
Suriyah Thao and Khaliifo Aden - (Group Exhibit) - Murder of Vincent Chin
Iman Ahmed and Renelle Chesson - (Group Website) - Jesse Owens
Liz Nordin - (Individual Website) - Native American Boarding Schools

In addition to the nine students listed above, the following three received recognition for their achievements:

Honorable Mention:
Nick Richard and Alen Kahrimanovic (Group Documentary) - Tet Offensive
Sumaya Ahmed (Individual Exhibit) - 13th Amendment

The National History Day state competition will be held on Saturday, May 4 at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus. The top entries from the Minnesota state event will be awarded the opportunity to compete at the national contest at the University of Maryland-College Park in mid-June.

National History Day is an interdisciplinary research project that allows students to explore world issues and develop their inquiry and research skills. The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at FMS focuses on allowing students to develop their Approaches to Learning (ATL) skills, which includes self-management, communication, research skills, social skills and critical thinking skills. The National History Day project is an excellent opportunity for students to put these skills into practice, empower them to meet challenging objectives, and helping foster critical skills that will prepare them for future success.

Great work to all our students, and best of luck to the students who are advancing to state!

Left photo: FMS 8th grade students Chimey Sherpa and Dolapo Ayodele present their National History Day project, Discovery of Penicillin, to judges at the regional competition at White Bear Lake High School. Right photo: FMS 8th grade student Camila Faz presents her National History Day project, Atomic Bomb, to judges at the regional competition at White Bear Lake High School. (Photo Credit: Minnesota History Day)

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