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History students place well at History Day Competition PDF Print E-mail
Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Seventeen Holyoke students traveled to University of Northern Colorado in Greeley Saturday, March 3 to compete in the annual History Day competition.

Holyoke history teachers Luke Thomas and Nic Balog said the students have been working hard since the beginning of the semester on their topics. This year’s History Day theme was “Reaction, Reform and Revolution.”

All eighth-grade and sophomore American History students worked in both history and language arts classes on their projects.

“The competition went well and our students did an excellent job representing the Holyoke School District,” Thomas said.

Regional student winners, all of whom qualified to compete in the state competition in Denver later this spring, are listed below.

—Lori McWilliams, second, junior division exhibit.

—Bradley Cumming and Dominic Krogmeier, second, junior division website.

—Meg Strauss, second, senior division essay.

—Shaylee Krueger, second, senior division performance.

—Shobi Burris, second, senior division website.

—Brenda Hernandez, third, senior division essay.

—Eva Penzing, third, senior division documentary.

—Trevor Dalton, third, senior division website.

Thomas earns National History Day

Teacher of the Year

Thomas was awarded National History Day Teacher of the Year for the northeastern portion of Colorado. This award was in recognition of exceptional commitment to students and steadfast support of National History Day.

Holyoke Enterprise March 8, 2012