2021 MN History Day Contest

The MN History Day State Contest was held virtually the week of April 26 with awards presented on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Entries were submitted digitally and judged remotely by judges through First- and Final-Rounds of competition. Judges identified the top five entries in each category/division as well as Honorable Mention.

  • National Qualifiers: Entries ranking 1st and 2nd in each category/division are National Qualifiers and eligible to compete in the Virtual National Contest.

  • 3rd-5th Place: Entries in 3rd, 4th, and 5th place are recognized as Medalists. If a National Qualifier entry is unable to participate in the National Contest, the opportunity will be offered to the medalist entries, in rank order.

  • Honorable Mentions: All entries that advanced to the Final-Round of competition but did not rank 1st-5th are recognized as Honorable Mention.

Breck senior Caroline Hedlund took second place in the "Senior Paper" category, with her paper titled "Public Spaces as Borders: How city parks have created a racial divide in Minneapolis." Seniors Gigi Adiyia (A Fractured System: The Underlying Factors Contributing to Police Brutality in Minneapolis, Minnesota) and Ben Drysdale (Prince's Message to Minneapolis) took Honorable Mention honors in the Senior Paper category.

Caroline Hedlund has earned a spot in the National History Day virtual contest, which will be held June 13-19. Congratulations!

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