Research about the Civil Rights Movement, the political revolutions of 19th century Japan, and the development of anesthesia helped three Minnesota entries be selected as national champions at the 2012 National History Day competition. In addition, one student earned a full scholarship to Case Western Reserve University, one of only three scholarships available.
Image: Medal winner Jennifer Lor, with teacher Susanne Hollingsworth, Open World Learning Community, St. Paul. Lor received medal for senior individual documentary, "The Highlander Folk School." This video explained how the school was an influential training ground for Civil Rights leaders like Rosa Parks. Lor’s entry also received one of four $5,000 HISTORY™ Awards.