March 14, 2021

Eight 8th grade Decorah Middle School students recently advanced to the virtual State National History Day competition to be held in April. This year’s NHD theme was “Communication in History.”

State Qualifiers and Projects:

Individual Website:

Amelia Wadsworth:The Women’s Suffrage Parade of 1913

Individual Documentary:

Jakob Maret: How Radio Communication United the Nation

Gwen Thompson: Woody Guthrie: “This Land is Your Land”

Individual Performance:

Elliana Brodbeck: The USO: Communicating Hope

Group Documentary:

Elsa Johnson and Karmyn Bakken: The Impact of AAC

Group Performance:

Hannah Arendt and Greta Jones: The Life, Death, and Influence of Martha’s Vineyard

Front row (l to r): Greta Jones, Hannah Arendt, Gwen Thompson, Elliana Brodbeck
Back Row (l to r): Jakob Maret, Elsa Johnson, Amelia Wadsworth, Karmyn Bakken