Three Decorah Home School Assistance Program (HSAP) students participated in the National History Day (NHD) district competition at NICC in Calmar on March 19. Two of these students qualified for the National History Day state competition which will take place in Des Moines on April 29th. 

This year’s theme is Turning Points in History: Events, Ideas, and Actions. Representing the HSAP program, state qualifiers and their projects include Eva Kriemelmeyer for her first-place performance titled “Amanda Theodosia Jones’s Vacuum Sealing Method: A Turning Point in Food Preservation,” and Dominic Wheeler’s “Kings, Cavalry, and Golden Apples: Jan Sobieski and the 1863 Siege of Vienna,” which received second place in the paper category.  Also participating in the district competition was Lucas Fankhauser with a documentary entitled “New Balance Trackster: Revolutionary Shoe that Opened the Door for Casual Fitness.” 

National History Day challenges students to research, develop, and present papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites, and performances about historical topics related to an annual theme.

District NHD 2024 HSAP

Photo ID (l-r):  Dominic Wheeler, Eva Kriemelmeyer, and Lucas Fankhauser