all stages of the competition, students are evaluated by a pool of
professional and novice judges on their creativity, completeness of
historical research and presentation.
grader Jennifer Methling chose to document the famous people who lived
on and around Elkhart Hill. She actually created a replica of the hill
from moss-covered Styrofoam to accompany her collection of biographies
and pictures from the Elkhart cemetery.
student Lynne Davidson earned a very special award at the state
competition. Lynne conducted an in-depth interview with her neighbor,
who was a World War II veteran. She was recognized a exhibiting the
best World War II project and received a U.S. savings bond and a set
of books on World War II.
students who earned the highest rating possible at the State History
Baker Trail of Tears
Neal Wrigley Field
and Kelsey Carnahan the Oscar Mayer company
Gohl and Audra OBrien Chicago Fire
Richards a model of the Logan County Courthouse
Albert Chicago Seven
Methling Elkhart Hill
students earning excellent ratings include:
Boerma Bethel Church
Podbelsek and Amy Schumacher Hull House
Harmsen Lincoln Railer basketball
Meyer Abraham Lincoln
Knecht Donner Party
Meyer effects of the Korean War
school year, Zion students will be assigned to create projects for the
Illinois state science fair competition. What unique projects will
they pursue then? Perhaps a taste test of the world-famous Oscar Mayer
hotdog will be one of the top projects at the fair.