National History Day Regional Winners

Great Prairie AEA hosted a district History Day on April 14, 2015 in Fairfield. Congratulations to the following Junior & Senior division winners who participated in the State competition on Monday, April 25th at the Iowa Events Center. Learn more at

Congratulations also goes out to Mt. Pleasant Middle School National Qualifying Team of Aurora Vansickel and Claire Holtkamp for their Jr Group Exhibit. Jennifer Stater is the teacher that has been facilitating their work. Good luck in Washington DC this summer!


Junior Paper
Kendra Hunt – Keokuk Middle School
Abigail Ryon – Mt Pleasant Middle School

Junior Individual Exhibit
Annika Boonstra – Oskaloosa Christian
Levi Gaines – Pekin
Halie Vermillion -Oskaloosa Christian

Junior Group Exhibit
Luke Ryon, Nicholas Holtkamp – Mt. Pleasant Middle School
Aurora Vansickel, Claire Holtkamp – Mt Pleasant Middle School

Junior Individual Documentary
Lucas Wagenback – Mediapolis
Maclane White – New London

Junior Group Documentary
Skyeler Benedict, Leticia Sosa – Evans Middle, Ottumwa
Shaylyn Davis, Keely Birk, Joshua Barker – Evans Middle, Ottumwa

Junior Individual Performance
Rich Nissen – Pekin
Katie Fairchild – Eddyville Elementary

Junior Group Performance
Makenzie Dahlstrom, Sarah Eubanks – Pekin
Hope Deregnier, Reanna Robb, Samantha Bombei – Sigourney Elementary

Junior Individual Website
Quinton Gaines – Pekin
Mary McGraw – Edward Stone Middle, Burlington

Junior Group Website
Madison Smith, Tabitha Gooden – Eddyville Elementary
Hunter Stuart, Dru Farran  – Edward Stone Middle, Burlington


Senior Paper
Damon Wolter – Keokuk High
Courtney Brinkley – Burlington High

Senior Individual Exhibit
Ana Chiperi – Wayne
Vidya Mullangi – Burlington High

Senior Group Exhibit
Savannah White, Maddison Schwenke – Sigourney High
Brett Striegel, Ian Terfehn – Sigourney High
Tayler Nickell, Jasmine Davis – Wayne

Senior Group Documentary
Mac Conrad, Nick Goad – Sigourney High
Adam Harward, Sarah Huschak – Burlington High

Senior Individual Website
Alli Herr–Keokuk High School

Senior Group Website
Karston Cole, Samantha West – Keokuk High School
Emma Carper, Mary Rose Roundy, Alexa Rana – Burlington Notre Dame

Senior Individual Performance
Karryn Nickell – Wayne

Senior Group Performance
Jonah Diaz, Orion Mills – Keokuk High

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