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Zion students receive honors at Illinois History Expo

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[May 15, 2008]  Two students from Zion Lutheran School in Lincoln earned special recognition at the Illinois History Expo in Springfield last week.

Lauren Stanfield receives award.

Lauren Stanfield received an Illinois Society Colonial Dames XVII Century award for her exhibit, "What History Lies Beyond the Pillars of Old Union Cemetery?" Megan Opperman received an award from the Illinois Route 66 Heritage Project for her exhibit, "How Has Steak 'n Shake Affected Illinois History?"

Megan Opperman

Five Zion students earned blue ribbons at the expo. Karli Cox earned one for her media presentation, "How Did Starved Rock Become One of Illinois' Earliest Tourist Destinations."

Zion exhibits that received blue ribbons were "How Did the Haymarket Riot Affect Chicago Labor Unions?" by Christian Arteman; "How Has the Illinois State Museum Changed Over the Years?" by Matt Hays; "How Has International Harvester Affected Agriculture in Illinois History?" by Sam Opperman; and "What Role Did Camp Ellis Play in World War II?" by Erika White.

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Zion students also earned red ribbons at the expo. Ethan Wibben earned one for his media presentation, "Who Was Al Capone?" Red ribbons for exhibits were earned by Kathryn Arneaud for "What Effect Did the Robie House Have on Architecture in Illinois?"; Kendall Katz for "What Is the Effect of the Italian American Community on Chicago?"; Morgan Conrady for "What Role Did Alton, Illinois Play in the Underground Railroad?"; Amber Battin for "How Have Grain Elevators Changed Over the Years?"; Stanfield and Megan Opperman.

[Text from file received from Zion Lutheran School, Lincoln]

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