South Middle School students are headed to nationals

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis-- South Middle School students are making history. For the first time not just one but seven eighth grade students qualified for the national competition for 'National History Day'

The national tournament is in Maryland June 15-19. To go each student must raise $1,250.

The students qualified this weekend by presenting their projects to historian judges. The students choose one historical event and than could either write a paper, make a documentary, do a performance, make a website or exhibit.

"It feels so good to showcase a peice of work that you are really proud of, " said Greta Kernkamp.

Two group teams made it to nationals and one individual.

Olivia Pasch, Jordan Barstad, Kas Palzkill will present their documentary at Nationals. Aja Backstrom will submit her historical paper. Greta Kernkamp, Gretchen Scarseth and Katherine Seeger are performing a short skit.

Two other students from South Middle School competed in the state tournament.; Brendon Carlson Sather and Kaitlyn Belmont.

To help the teens get to nationals South Middle School set up a fund. If you want to contribute the school asks checks to be written out to South Middle School National History Day. You can drop off or mail checks to the school office.