This year for National History Day, the theme was Communication in History, the Key to Understanding. At the State History Day Competition, our students really COMMUNICATED some amazing projects which was the KEY to our amazing success. Ava Schlomann and her exhibit board on The Equine Rescue in World War II was given an honorable mention for her project and chosen as one of the top 20 projects in the State. Then, in something never done at St. Mary’s before, we had two students receive 4th place awards for their projects. Miraya Ryberg received 4th place in the State for her Exhibit Board on Eleanor Roosevelt and the My Day articles, and Izzy O’Neill received 4th place for her documentary on Hedy Lamarr and George Antheil and Wireless Communication. Although St. Mary’s has cracked the top 20 before, we have never earned any of the top 5 spots in the State, so Izzy and Miraya’s awards were a HUGE success and milestone for our students, demonstrating the high quality of research, analysis, hard work and effort put forth by these ladies to receive this high recognition at the State Competition. Both ladies will receive medals for their outstanding achievements, and serve as alternates for the National competition.