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

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

Crystal Brandenburgh

  • Senior Individual Websites
  • The Manhattan Project: Science's Responsibility Toward Humanity
  • Lewis Central High School (Council Bluffs)
  • Teacher: Lorraine Duitsman

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

Country Schoolhouse Heritage Award
Sponsored by: Iowa Historic Preservation Alliance

Katie Karels

  • Senior Individual Websites
  • Reading, 'Riting, and 'Rithmetic: The Right to Educational Equality Spurs School Consolidation in Iowa
  • Nashua-Plainfield High School (Nashua)
  • Teacher: Suzan Turner

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

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

Sara Kekkers and Kirstin Schenk

  • Senior Group Websites
  • The Sinking of the USS Indianapolis
  • Unity Christian High School (Orange City)
  • Teacher: Terry Beimers
 

History of Agriculture Award
Sponsored by: Living History Farms

Lizzy Herrick

  • Senior Individual Documentary
  • Spilt Milk: Farmers Crying for Rights
  • Estherville Lincoln Central High School (Estherville)
  • Teacher: Jean Herrick

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

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

Allison Coe, Laura Klever and Stephanie Konrady

  • Senior Group Documentary
  • The Warsaw Zoo: A Safe Haven For the Defense of Jewish Rights
  • North Scott High School (Eldridge)
  • Teacher: Chris Green

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

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

Jordan Swaney, Caleb Geer and Noah Swaney

  • Senior Group Documentary
  • Failing Farms and Foreclosure: The 1980s Farm Crisis Alters the American Landscape
  • Nashua-Plainfield High School (Nashua)
  • Teacher: Suzan Turner

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

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

Kelli Susemihl

  • Senior Individual Exhibit
  • 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.

Literature in History Award
Sponsored by: Barnes and Noble Booksellers

Nina Yu and Sweta Sudhir

  • Senior Group Performance
  • 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, Nina Yu, Sweta Sudhir and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds at the National History Day in Iowa Senior Division state contest in Des Moines.

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

Lexi Rivett, Lavina Kalwani and Jadyn Lovelady

  • Senior Group Documentary
  • 'My Best Soldiers': The Rights Resonated by Women in Fort Des Moines
  • Johnston Middle School (Johnston)
  • Teacher: Kathy Paul
 

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

Brittany Murphy and Stephanie Mulvey

  • Senior Group Websites
  • 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.

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

Holly Noneman

  • Senior Individual Exhibit
  • Iowa Liberty and Justice for All
  • Keokuk High School (Keokuk)
  • Teacher: Barbara Edler

Keokuk High School Teacher Barbara Edler (center) with Department of Cultural Affairs Director Mary Cownie (left) and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds accepts a National History Day in Iowa award on behalf of her student Holly Noneman Monday at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines.

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

Mila Kaut

  • Senior Individual Websites
  • Shirley Chisholm: The Irrepressible Voice for the Underrepresented
  • Central Academy (Des Moines)
  • Teacher: Canada Snyder

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

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

Natalie Vander Ploeg

  • Senior Individual Documentary
  • Digital Discrimination: The Right to Be Remembered
  • Johnston High School (Johnston)
  • Teacher: Sue Cline

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

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

Miranda Noack

  • Senior Individual Documentary
  • Munitions & Maytag: The Role of Iowa Manufacturing in World War II
  • Ballard High School (Huxley)
  • Teacher: Julie Ramer, Catherine Mein

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

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

Cody Baker

  • Senior Individual Websites
  • 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.

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

Nate Haveman

  • Senior Individual Exhibit
  • Tip of the Cap: One Man's Stand Against the Rights of African American Baseball Players
  • Pella Christian High School (Pella)
  • Teacher: Sheri Haveman

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

National History Day in Iowa Junior Division Teacher of the Year

Kirsten Doebel of Alta Community School

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

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