Roseville Review/Bulletin people - week of May 7, 2017


Parkview Center School students Audrey Faricy, Sruthi Subramanian and Sebastian Helgeson won first place at the State History Day competition in the Group Documentary category for their film, “Planting Seeds to End World Hunger: Norman Borlaug’s Fight Against Famine.” They’re qualified to compete in June at the National History Day competition near Washington, D.C.

On April 29, six eighth-grade students from Parkview Center School competed in the State History Day competition held at the University of Minnesota. Thea Pratt, Sammie Casper-Mensing, Ellie Urista, Sruthi Subramanian, Audrey Faricy and Sebastian Helgeson progressed to the state competition after winning in their project categories at the regional competition in March.

More than 27,000 kids completed History Day projects in Minnesota this year and only 1,200 make it to the state level of competition. Students completed self-selected projects around the theme “Taking a Stand in History.” Casper-Mensing’s website, “Harvey Milk Takes a Stand: Fighting for LGBT Rights in San Francisco in the 1970s,” advanced to the final round and earned her an honorable mention award. Urista’s individual documentary, “Sister Kenny: Standing up to Polio,” also advanced to the final round and earned an honorable mention award.

Faricy, Subramanian and Helgeson’s documentary, “Planting Seeds to End World Hunger: Norman Borlaug’s Fight Against Famine,” won first place in the Group Documentary category, qualifying them for the National History Day competition in the Washington, D.C., area in June. To make it to this level of competition, they were in the top 0.2 percent of projects in the state. 

 

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