Education & Outreach

2014 National History Day in Iowa - Alternates (Senior Division)

Senior Historical Paper

Madeline Skilton

  • Au Revoir, Mes Amis: Le Grand Dérangement and the Rights of a People to Preserve Its Culture
  • Nashua-Plainfield High School (Nashua)
  • Teacher: Suzan Turner

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Madeline Skilton and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at the National History Day in Iowa Senior Division state contest in Des Moines.

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Madeline Skilton and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at the National History Day in Iowa Senior Division state contest in Des Moines.

Senior Individual Exhibit

Kelli Susemihl

  • Prohibition: The Rights and Responsibilities of Alcohol Consumption
  • Le Mars Community High School (Le Mars)
  • Teacher: Jeanne Rust

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Kelli Susemihl and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at the National History Day in Iowa Senior Division state contest in Des Moines.

Senior Group Exhibit

Lily Colvig and Ingrid Messersmith-Holth

  • Blame it on the Alcohol
  • Central Academy (Des Moines)
  • Teacher: Canada Snyder

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Lily Colvig, Ingrid Messersmith-Holth and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at the National History Day in Iowa Senior Division state contest in Des Moines.

Senior Individual Documentary

Calabryan Holder

  • PTSD
  • Abraham Lincoln High School (Council Bluffs)
  • Teacher: Deb Masker

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Calabryan Holder and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at the National History Day in Iowa Senior Division state contest in Des Moines.

Senior Group Documentary

Annie Matherly and Jordan Vande Kamp

  • Securing the Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906: A Government Responsibility that Brought Rights to Americans
  • Pella Christian High School (Pella)
  • Teacher: Sheri Haveman

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Jordan Vande Kamp, Annie Matherly and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at the National History Day in Iowa Senior Division state contest in Des Moines.

Senior Individual Performance

Addison Williamson

  • 1976 Altercations Show that Right to Protest Requires Accepting Responsibilities
  • Central Academy (Des Moines)
  • Teacher: Canada Snyder

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Addison Williamson and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at the National History Day in Iowa Senior Division state contest in Des Moines.

Senior Group Performance

Nina Yu and Sweta Sudhir

  • William Shirer Reporting the Nazi Reign: A Journalist's Rights and Responsibilities
  • Kennedy High School (Cedar Rapids)
  • Teacher: Syndy Richey

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Sweta Sudhir, Nina Yu and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at the National History Day in Iowa Senior Division state contest in Des Moines.

Senior Individual Website

Cody Baker

  • Journalism in Vietnam: "The Whole World is Watching"
  • Storm Lake High School - Independent (Storm Lake)
  • Teacher: Priscilla Robinson

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Cody Baker and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at the National History Day in Iowa Senior Division state contest in Des Moines.

Senior Group Website

Brittany Murphy and Stephanie Mulvey

  • Batter Up: Jackie Robinson Takes the Field For Civil Rights
  • Nashua-Plainfield High School (Nashua)
  • Teacher: Suzan Turner

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Brittany Murphy, Stephanie Mulvey and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at the National History Day in Iowa Senior Division state contest in Des Moines.


The National History Day in Iowa program has been coordinated by the State Historical Society of Iowa since 1994 and is sponsored by the State Historical Society, Inc., and the History Channel. The State Historical Museum is at 600 E. Locust Street in Des Moines. More information about NHD in Iowa is available at www.iowahistory.org or by contacting Katie Craven at 515-725-0506 or katie.craven@iowa.gov.

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The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs is responsible for developing the state’s interest in the areas of the arts, history and other cultural matters with the advice and assistance from its three divisions: the State Historical Society of Iowa; the Iowa Arts Council; and Produce Iowa, the film, television and digital media office that supports media production in Iowa. DCA preserves, researches, interprets and promotes an awareness and understanding of local, state and regional history and stimulates and encourages the study and presentation of the performing and fine arts and public interest and participation in them. It implements tourism-related art and history projects as directed by the General Assembly and designs a comprehensive, statewide, long-range plan with the assistance of the Iowa Arts Council to develop the arts in Iowa. More information about DCA is available at www.culturalaffairs.org.

 

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