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DeLaSalle congratulates and sends best wishes to sisters Joanna Lopez-Ramales ’17 and Jovanna Lopez-Ramales ’17, whose project “Chicano Movement” will compete June 12-16 at National History Day at the University of Maryland.

The project placed second in the Senior Group Exhibit category at the Minnesota History Day competition on May 1.

History Day is an annual project in the 11th grade Social Studies curriculum that gives juniors an opportunity to become expert historians by selecting and researching a topic of their choice around a national theme, which this year is “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.”

Students produced exhibits, dramatizations, websites, documentaries, and research papers, and they first displayed their projects for judging at DeLaSalle on February 16.  From the local level, 31 separate projects advanced to the Metro Regional competition at Augsburg College on March 7, and from that level, 21 separate projects advanced to the State History Day competition at the University of Minnesota on May 1.

Of note, more students from DeLaSalle have advanced more projects and papers to the State History Day competition than from any other high school in Minnesota over the past ten years.   Students who do well at State are chosen to compete at National History Day each year.