Four Bay View Students to Compete at National History Day Nationals

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Four Bay View students will compete virtually at the national competition for National History Day June 12-16. 

Updated: June 10, 2020

Congratulations to the following Bay View students who are participating in the virtual National History Day National Competition June 12-16. The national competition features the top two entries in every category at the state/affiliate level.

  • Phoenix McElroy, Junior Individual Documentary category: "Stonewall Uprising: A Moment that Changed the World"
  • Natalie Perra, Junior Individual Performance category: "United States vs. Susan B Anthony"
  • Megan Szkodzinski and Andrea Martinez, Junior Group Documentary category: "Black Box Scandal" The Fixing that Rocked America"
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From left to right: Natalie Perra, Andrea Martinez, Megan Szkodzinski, and Phoenix McElroy.


Eleven students will represent Bay View at National History Day State, which will take place virtually in April. 

Students across the state researched types of history and created a project. The following Bay View students have advanced to the state competition: 

  • Phoenix McElroy, Individual Documentary - Stonewall Uprising: A Moment that Changed the World
  • Hayden Matuszewski, Individual Documentary - Ping Pong Diplomacy
  • Emelia Erdmann and Alyssa Kopp, Group Documentary - The Cuban Missile Crisis: The Moment Humanity Was Almost Destroyed
  • Andrea Martinez and Megan Szkodzinski, Group Documentary - Black Sox Scandal: The Fixing that Rocked America’s Pastime
  • Lauren Weed and Payton Dudra, Group Documentary - The Manhattan Project: The Aftermath
  • Natalie Perra, Individual Performance - United States vs. Susan B. Anthony
  • Lilly Knox, Individual Performance - The Battle of the Sexes
  • Hailey Marquardt, Individual Exhibit - Newsies on Strike

About National History Day
National History Day is more than a day; it is a process, a creative outlet, and a confidence-building experience. This is an opportunity to think beyond the textbook in the social studies classroom and to develop a memorable project. Learn more: https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/.