The Lander Middle School and LVHS students competed at the state History Day contest, held at the University of Wyoming on Monday, April 7th. 

The students that placed first or second in their category qualified for the national History Day contest to be held at the University of Maryland in June.  Lander will take the largest number of competitors compared to previous years!

2014 State History Day Winners  (PDF format)

Besides placing in their categories the following students received cash awards:

  • Li Platz: DAR History Award for the best junior entry
  • Noah Gans: Received the Florence Sommers Jensen History Award for outstanding entry on homesteading
  • Jalynne Brough: Fort Laramie National Historic Site Award for best junior division entry that integrates Trans-Mississippi history.
  • Sadie Thatch, Sydney Polson: Heart Mountain, Wyoming Foundation Award for the best entry dealing with Heart Mountain Relocation Center.
  • UW History Department Award of Excellence for best entry demonstrating exemplary research.
  • Silas Goetz: Wyoming State Museum Volunteers Award for outstanding junior division exhibit.
  • Alexis Fontaine, Leah Brown: UW college of Engineering and Applied Sciences Award for the best entry on a science related topic.
  • Abby Hamilton, McKenzie Mann-Wood: UW School of Energy Resources Award
  • Jordan Troxel: Jurisprudence Award for the best entry on legal issues.

We have some photos posted on Facebook as well as this article!

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Lander Middle School students teaching students from Sheridan
ow to play a fun word card game.


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Noah Gans presenting his individual performance to the judges in the final round
of competition.  He placed second and has qualified for the national contest in June.


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