Union Middle School was well represented at National History Day on March 27 at the Grout Museum. Students extensively researched a topic relating to this year's theme of "Actions and Legacies." Students could choose to write a paper, create an exhibit, perform, produce a documentary, or create a website about a person in history who has made a significant impact. This year UMS had entries in each category. A performance group of Kristin Lowe, Sarah Ternus, and Emily Dalluge advanced to state competition in Des Moines on May 4. They wrote and performed a play based on the actions and legacy of P.T. Barnum. Thirteen UMS students formed a History Day Club that met weekly to research and prepare their projects. Students were guided in their research by Stacy Stull, Janice Heth, Rita Eikamp and Hope Hix. Union students who chose to compete were: Joe Hicks- Henri Nestle (Documentary), Ali Schmitz- Walt Disney (Paper), Maddie LaPage- S.E. Hinton (Website), Katie Hilmer- S.E. Hinton (Website), Jade Handley - S.E. Hinton (Website), Lindsey Powell- Orphan Train (Performance), Jamie Wandschneider - Orphan Train (Performance), Emily Phillips- Orphan Train(Performance), Austin Pauling- Grant Wood (Display), Emily Johanningmeier- Florence Nightengale (Display), Kristen Lowe- P.T. Barnum (Performance), Sara Ternus- P.T. Barnum(Performance), Emily Dalluge- P.T. Barnum (Performance).
Pictured L to R Kristen Lowe – P.T. Barnum - Performance, Sara Ternus – P.T. Barnum, Performance (Advanced to State competition), Emily Dalluge -- P.T. Barnum – Performance .