UWM History Department hosts History Day

Victoria Rizzo and Sophia Miller

Victoria Rizzo and Sophia Miller from Kenosha School of Technology Enhanced Curriculum (KTEC) West show off their exhibit on Amelia Earhart and Women’s Rights

Under the leadership of Ellen Langill, Senior Lecturer in the Department of History, the department hosted the Southeastern Wisconsin National History Day competition for the sixteenth consecutive year on Saturday. This brought nearly 300 students and their families from schools in Kenosha, Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay, Greendale, Franklin, Glendale, Bayside, River Hills, Mequon, Trevor, Wauwatosa, Sussex, Burlington, McFarland, Waterford, and Thiensville to compete in the categories of exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers, and performances.

The top three in each category will advance to the state competition, and from there some will no doubt go on to the national competition, as they have every year in the past. The process was assisted by over 80 judges, including faculty, graduate students, and graduate alumni from the departments of history at UWM, Alverno, and Marquette, along with other Milwaukee area residents with an interest in history who have made this competition part of their regular spring schedules.

Judges hard at work

Judges hard at work