National History
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For several years, the Anthony Wayne Chapter has sponsored the American History Essay Contest in public, private, and parochial schools, and registered home-study programs in our area. Students in grades five through eight are encouraged to participate. Each year the selected topic for use during the academic year is announced and contest instructions are sent to the schools. Essays are judged for historical accuracy, adherence to topic, organization of materials, interest, originality, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and neatness. The following is a list of our winners.

1997-1998
Topic: Forts in American History

Anna Kopel
Fitzgerald Middle School
Mankato, MN
6th Grade
Stefanie Ann Gibbs
Le Center Schools
Le Center, MN
8th Grade
State Winner

1998-1999
Topic: A Naval Hero of the Early American Republic

Anna Marie Mentjes
Le Center Schools
Le Center, MN
7th Grade
State Winner

1999-2000
Topic: An Obituary for George Washington, 1732-1799

Nicole Fiske
Roosevelt School
Mankato, MN
5th Grade
State Winner

2000-2001
Topic: If the United States Capitol Walls Could Talk

Kristen Ann Lange
Le Center Schools
Le Center, MN
State Winner

2001-2002
Topic: As Editor of the Philadelphia Gazette , Interview at Least Two Signers of the
Declaration of Independence and Write an Article for the July 5th 1776, Edition

Jackie Tohal
New Ulm Middle School
New Ulm, MN
8th Grade
State 2nd Place Winner

Nicole Frisk
Dakota Meadows Middle School
Mankato, MN
7th Grade
State 2nd Place Winner

2002-2003
A Letter From Valley Forge, Winter 1771-1772

Kate Thompson
St Clair School
St Clair, MN
State 3rd Place Winner

Holly Holmes
Fitzgerald Middle School
Mankato, MN
8th Grade State 2rd Place Winner

Marcus J Evans
Sibley East Public Schools
Gaylord, MN
State 2nd Place Winner

2003-2004 Topic:
Topic: The Lousiana Purchase--Thomas Jefferson's Presidential legacy

Magdalena Morrow
St Peter Schools
St Peter, MN
5th Grade
State Winner

Elora Stauff
Le Center Schools
Le Center, MN
7th Grade
State Winner

2004-2005 Topic:
Topic: Along the Trail With Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery, May 1804-September 1806

Magdalena Morrow
St Peter Schools
St Peter, MN
6th Grade

Marcus David Traxler
Le Center Schools
Le Center, MN
7th Grade
State Winner

2005-2006 Topic:
Topic: Benjamin Franklin-More Than a Revolutionary

Rakin Solaiman
North Elementary School
St Peter, MN
5th Grade

2006-2007 Topic:
Jamestown Colony is Settled

Elizabeth Peipho
Fitzgerald Middle School
Mankato, MN
5th Grade

2008-2009 Topic:
Lincoln's Gettysburg address and its relevance today.

John Halvorson
Home School
6th Grade

Christine Schwartz
Home School
Grade 7

Daniel Halvorson
Home School
Grade 8
State Winner

2009-2010 Topic:
Memoirs of Paul Revere

Connor Oldenburg
Home School
6th Grade

2011-2012 Topic:
War of 1812

Anne Prchal
Raven Stream Elementary School
Montgomery, MN
5th Grade

Molly Johnson
Home School
Excelsior, MN
6th Grade
State Winner
National 2nd Place

2012-2013 Topic:
Forgotten Patriots who supported American Struggle for Independence

Joey Johnson
Home School
Excellsior, MN
5th Grade
State Winner

Anne Prchal
New Prague Middle School
Montgomery, MN
6th Grade

Molly Johnson
Home School
Excelsior, MN
7th Grade
State Winner

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