Ten Cotter students participated in the Southeast Minnesota History Day Regional Competition at Winona State University on March 13th. History Day is a competition in which students choose a topic related to the annual theme, research, develop a thesis, and create a project to demonstrate their understanding and analysis. This year's theme was "Taking a Stand." Students chose topics ranging from actions of military admirals, women seeking changes in their society, and leaders revising cultural norms. The students competed in five groups in four different categories. All of Cotter's participants received recognition for their work- including six students who are state bound!
Miriam Ellis is advancing to state in the individual website category for her project on the 1960's Women's Movement. In the group website category, Nathan and Samuel Graff are advancing to state for their project on Emperor Meiji. A team of international students are also going to state. Jisu Kim, Wendy Bae, and Eileen Shin are advancing for their exhibit on the Savior of Choseon: Yi Sun-Shin and his Turtle boats.
Although not advancing to state, Shinga Miyajima was named honorable mention in individual website for his project on Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto while Chaelim Kim, Lucy Lee, and Holly Yi received honorable mention for their group performance on Korean Women fighting for equality.
The state competition is April 29th at the U of M. Good luck, Ramblers!