History Day competition in Washington D.C.

Laura Harris and Courtney Banker were named national finalists at the state National History Day competition at UW-Madison.

Laura Harris and Courtney Banker of Seymour Community High School were named national finalists at the state competition of National History Day at The University of Wisconsin-Madison on Saturday May 1.
Their website entitled “Rachel Carson: Mother of Modern Environmentalism,” chronicles the birth of the modern environmental movement following the publishing of Carson’s seminal work “Silent Spring” in 1962.
The website was named one of two national finalists in the state of Wisconsin for their extensive research and creative presentation.
This year, more than 9,000 students in Wisconsin created projects for National History Day, and national qualifiers constitute the top one-half-of one percent of student projects in the state. Both students will present their work with student researchers from across the nation June 13-17 in Washington DC.