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2011 History Day

State History Day Participation

Background and Details

The theme for 2011 was "Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, and Consequences." Project categories include Exhibits, Research Papers, Performances, Documentaries, or Websites. Friends of the Immigration History Research Center awarded three prizes for excellence in immigration history at the Minnesota state-level competitions for History Day. Minnesota History Day was held at Coffman Memorial Union on Sunday, May 1, 2011. Congratulations to the following:

  • Clara Linehan, Chisago Lakes High School, “The 1948 Displaced Persons Act: A Debate of Selective Diplomacy”
  • Sara Becker, OLPH Homeschool student, “Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882: From Open Doors to Border Wars”
  • Jennifer Mailee Lor & Evie Harper, Open World Learning Community, “The Role of Eugenicists in the Immigration Debate of 1924”

Judges for the Friends of the IHRC included John Andreozzi, co-president of the Friends board; Bernard Maegi, professor of history at Normandale Community College; and Haven Hawley, IHRC program director.

For further information about this and other topical prizes: