Congratulations to the 2018 District 7 History Day Contest Winners

Congratulations to the District 7 History Day Contest Winners


For the second year in a row, Jennifer Light has challenged her Honors class to participate in a rigorous competition set up by National History Day.  Over half a million students compete in this competition to enter individual and group projects on a topic that interests them and following a theme.  Guided by an annual theme, students are encouraged to choose a topic that matches their personal interests. The 2018 theme is Conflict & Compromise in History. Students can create a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance or website as an individual or group. Creation of these projects requires creativity and hard work.  Friday, 14 Monte Cassino students, competing with nine projects were outstanding.  Of these nine projects, five have been selected to move on to the State level competition.  At the State competition, the top two entries in every category will be invited to compete in the National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park in June 2018.  Last year, Arianna Samiee held that honor for Monte Cassino and Oklahoma.

This year, the following groups and topics competed. 

Ryan Brennan:  Individual Web design, TOPIC:  The Third Crusade: Was it worth It?

Bella Thompson and Brenlee Adamson:  Group Exhibit, TOPIC:  The Reign of Terror in Osage Hills

Jake Rawlings and Dawson Cobb:  Group Exhibit, TOPIC: Blessed Stanley Rother

Rahul Rajesh and Evann Walker:  Group Web design, TOPIC: Pig Farming Pollutes the Illinois River



Michael Pielsticker, Hunter Crawford, Ben Jones: Group Documentary, TOPIC The Salem Witch Trials-  3rd Place and going to STATE


Jake Wilhelm: Individual Paper, TOPIC:  A Story Retold: The Tulsa Race Riots of 1921- 3rd Place and going to STATE



Will Dawson: Individual Web design, TOPIC: The Religious Troubles of Northern Ireland- 2nd Place and going to STATE




Charlie McDonald: Individual Documentary, TOPIC: Sparking the Conflict of War (Treaty of Versailles lead to the rise of Hitler and German aggression)- 1st place and going to STATE



Lily Gehres: Individual Exhibit, TOPIC: Suffrage in the Sooner State- 1st place and going to STATE


Links to Winning Projects below:

Sparking the Conflict of War    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdFrqYNtmTM&t=42s

The Salem Witch Trials   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlqY_aydTKI

The Religious Troubles of Northern Ireland   https://wdnhd2k17.weebly.com/

The Third Crusade: Was It Worth It?   https://rbnhd2k17.weebly.com/

Pig Farming Pollutes the Illinois River   https://rrew2k18.weebly.com/