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2014 National History Day in Iowa - Special Awards (Junior Division)

American Perspective Award
Sponsored by: Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

Sam Vacura

  • Junior Individual Websites
  • Executive Order 9981
  • Le Mars Middle School (Le Mars)
  • Teacher: Jeanne Rust

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Sam Vacura and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Sam Vacura and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Creativity Award
Sponsored by: Friends of National History Day in Iowa

Claire Jones and Hope Riche

  • Junior Group Websites
  • Our Spirits Don't Speak English
  • Kirn Middle School (Council Bluffs)
  • Teacher: Deb Masker

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Claire Jones, Hope Riche and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Claire Jones, Hope Riche and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

History of Agriculture Award
Sponsored by: Living History Farms

Chase Eckley and Sam Roth

  • Junior Group Documentary
  • Lets Talk Turkey
  • Pekin Community Schools (Pekin)
  • Teacher: Ken Hutchinson
 

History of the Holocaust Award
Sponsored by: Iowa Jewish Historical Society

Max Murphy

  • Junior Historical Paper
  • A Second Chance
  • Pleasant View Elementary (Bettendorf)
  • Teacher: Rebecca Vanblaricome

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Max Murphy and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Max Murphy and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Iowa History Commendation Award
Sponsored by: State Historical Society, Inc.

Madison Uhl

  • Junior Individual Exhibit
  • The Largest Secret: How one embezzlement changed small town Iowa
  • Sheldon Middle School (Sheldon)
  • Teacher: Tyler Lloyd

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Madison Uhl and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Madison Uhl and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Leroy G. Platt Award
Sponsored by: Polk County Historical Soceity

Demetrious Ramirez

  • Junior Individual Websites
  • Native American Boarding Schools: Kill the Indian, Save the Man
  • Willowind (Iowa City)
  • Teacher: Rachel Demaris

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Demetrious Ramirez and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Demetrious Ramirez and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Military History Award
Sponsored by: Friends of National History Day in Iowa

Brennan Plummer and Jacob Colburn

  • Junior Group Documentary
  • Freedom of Speech: Vietnam War Protests
  • Kirn Middle School (Council Bluffs)
  • Teacher: Deb Masker

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Brennan Plummer and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Brennan Plummer and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Outstanding Entry in African American History
Sponsored by: State Historical Society of Iowa

Ava Depping and Tate Lobeck

  • Junior Group Exhibit
  • Buxton: Digging Through Segregation
  • Madrid Junior-Senior High School (Madrid)
  • Teacher: Steve Perkins
 

Outstanding Entry in the History of U.S. Government
Sponsored by: Friends of National History Day in Iowa

Brynne Valkosky

  • Junior Individual Websites
  • The CFSAN: Maintaining the Rights and Responsibilities of Consumer Safety
  • St. Benedict School (Decorah)
  • Teacher: Patty Lien
 

Outstanding Entry in Women's History
Sponsored by: Friends of National History Day in Iowa

Katie Jackovich and Marley Longenecker

  • Junior Group Exhibit
  • "Seeing the Need, Finding the Remedy" Annie Wittenmeyer: Taking Responsibility to Protect Rights
  • North Scott Junior High School (Eldridge)
  • Teacher: Chris Green

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Marley Longenecker, Katie Jackovich and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Marley Longenecker, Katie Jackovich and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Outstanding Entry Related to Science and Engineering
Sponsored by: Friends of National History Day in Iowa

Molly Gallagher

  • Junior Historical Paper
  • Lamb Number 6LL3: The Right to Progress or the Responsibility to Keep to Nature
  • Storm Lake Middle School (Storm Lake)
  • Teacher: Priscilla Robinson

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Molly Gallagher and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Molly Gallagher and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Outstanding Project in Iowa History
Sponsored by: The Iowa History Center at Simpson College

Lauren Schroeder, Asha Alla and Aislinn Geedey

  • Junior Group Documentary
  • Iowa Divided: How Iowa Lead the Way for African American Equality in Education
  • Rivermont Collegiate (Bettendorf)
  • Teacher: Leigh Ann Schroeder

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Asha Alla, Lauren Schroeder and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Asha Alla, Lauren Schroeder and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Outstanding Use of Primary Sources
Sponsored by: Friends of National History Day in Iowa

Sami Lalone, Chloe Lalone and Nyakim Tut

  • Junior Group Websites
  • Abolishing Japanese Rights: Topaz Internment Camp
  • Storm Lake High School (Storm Lake)
  • Teacher: Priscilla Robinson

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie (back), Nyakim Tut, Chloe Lalone, Sami Lalone and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie (back), Nyakim Tut, Chloe Lalone, Sami Lalone and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Sports History Award
Sponsored by: Friends of National History Day in Iowa

Kyle Bauman, Matt Chitty, Brendan Sellberg and Preston Cattanach

  • Junior Group Websites
  • 1966 Texas Western Basketball Team: Breaking Down Barriers in College Hoops
  • Nevada Middle School (Nevada)
  • Teacher: Randy Davis

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie (back), Brendan Sellberg, Kyle Bauman, Preston Cattanach and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie (back), Brendan Sellberg, Kyle Bauman, Preston Cattanach and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

National History Day in Iowa Junior Division Teacher of the Year

Patty Lien of St. Benedict School in Decorah

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Patty Lien and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

Photo: (l-r) Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie, Patty Lien and Governor Terry Branstad at the National History Day in Iowa Junior Division state contest Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

National History Day Behring Teacher Ambassadors

Kathy Paul of Johnston Middle School
Suzan Turner of Nashua-Plainfield High School

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