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 Paper

   Pivotal Politics, The Marshall Plan: A Turning Point in Foreign Aid and the Struggle for Democracy
   First Place, Junior Paper
   Student: Alexander Weissman

   The Sinking of the USS Maine: A Turning Point in American Foreign Policy
   Eighth Place, Captain Ken Coskey Naval History Prize, Senior Paper
   Student: Maria Sutton

   The Great Railroad Strike of 1877: A Catalyst for the American Labor Movement
   First Place, Senior Paper
   Student: Jessica Piper

Exhibit

   The Connecticut Effect: The Hartford Circus Fire Changes a Nation
   Second Place, Junior Group Exhibit
   Students: Claire Langdon, Emma Langdon & Madeline Langdon
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

   Washington and the French: A Turning Point in the American Revolution
   Twelfth Place, George Washington Leadership in History Prize, Senior Individual Exhibit
   Student: Timothy Cohn
   Process Paper & Bibliography

   The Erie Canal: "A Little Short of Madness"
   Sixth Place, Discovery and Exploration in History Prize, Junior Individual Exhibit
   Student: Danielle Johnson
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

   Margaret Sanger: The Birth of Women's Control
   Third Place, Senior Individual Exhibit
   Student: Mia Radovanovic
   Process Paper & Bibliography

   The Bonus Army: A Turning Point in Veteran Rights
   Second Place, Senior Individual Exhibit
   Student: Laura Stickells
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

   What a Book Can Do: Rachel Carson's Silent Spring Launches the Environmental Movement
   First Place, Junior Individual Exhibit
   Student: Julienne Sauer
   Process Paper & Bibliography

   Truman's Double Victory: Executive Order 9981 Integrates the Military
   First Place, Senior Individual Exhibit
   Student: Stacey Olson
   Process Paper & Bibliography

 
 Documentary

   The Turning Point in Deception: Top Secret Tactics for D-Day
   The Turning Point in Deception: Top Secret Tactics for D-Day
   Eighth Place, World War II Prize, Junior Individual Documentary
   Student: Veronica Lyle
   Process Paper & Bibliography

   It's a Jungle Out There: Upton Sinclair Turns the Tables on the Chicago Meatpackers and the Food Industry
   It's a Jungle Out There: Upton Sinclair Turns the Tables on the Chicago Meatpackers and the Food Industry
   Fourth Place, Chronicling America: Historic American Newspaper Prize, Senior Individual Documentary
   Student: Joanna Slusarewicz
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

   Out of the Closet and Into the Streets: Frank Kameny and the Mattachine Society of Washington D.C.
   Out of the Closet and Into the Street: Frank Kameny and the Mattachine Society of Washington D.C.
   Third Place, Senior Individual Documentary
   Student: Maddie Pavek
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

   The Gray Wolf Reintroduction: A Scientific Approach to Protect The Yellowstone Ecosystem
   The Gray Wolf Reintroduction: A Scientific Approach to Protect The Yellowstone Ecosystem
   Third Place, Senior Group Documentary
   Students: Brianne Beale & Nicole Collins
   Process Paper & Bibliography

   Pillars of Faith, Towers of Freedom: the Rise of Radical Islam and the Path to 9/11
   Pillars of Faith, Towers of Freedom: the Rise of Radical Islam and the Path to 9/11
   Second Place, Senior Individual Documentary
   Student: Liam Knox

   Nikola Tesla: Electrifying a New Era
   Nikola Tesla: Electrifying a New Era
   First Place, Senior Group Documentary
   Students: Kevin Nakahara, Anand Nambakam & Ethan Perrin
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

   "Kill the Indian, and Save the Man": A Turn for the Better or Worse?
   "Kill the Indian, and Save the Man": A Turn for the Better or Worse?
   First Place, Junior Individual Documentary
   Student: Rachel Priebe
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

Performance

   The Golden Age of Radio: Turning Points in American Culture 
   The Golden Age of Radio: Turning Points in American Culture
   First Place, Junior Group Performance
   Students: Hazel Homer-Wambeam & Jackson Higgins
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

   Weakening the Wall: Hidden 20th Century Turning Points
   Weakening the Wall: Hidden 20th Century Turning Points
   Second Place, Junior Group Performance
   Students: Anna Demotte, Riley Priddy, David Klingler, Charis Nelson & Benjamin Offereins
   Bibliography

   The Civilian Conservation Corps: Turning a New Leaf on the Depression Pioneering Conservation, and Saving America's Youth
   The Civilian Conservation Corps: Turning a New Leaf on the Depression Pioneering Conservation, and Saving America's Youth
   Second Place, Junior Individual Performance
   Student: Adam Dietrich
   Process Paper & Bibliography

   The Turning Point That Made America Forever Free 
   The Turning Point That Made America Forever Free
   First Place, Senior Individual Performance
   Student: Matthew Broussard
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

 
 Web Site

   The Voting Rights Act of 1965: One Vote, One Voice
   Sixth Place, History of Congress Award, Senior Group Web Site
   Students: Priya Ramamoorthy, Maanasa Nathan, Kavya Ramamoorthy & Smrithi Mahadevan
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

   The 1956 Federal-Aid Highway Act: The Turning Point that Reshaped America
   Fifth Place, History in the Federal Government Prize, Senior Group Web Site
   Students: Riley Frackleton, Eric Baumeister, Justin Guo, Alex Hankin & Michael Ruccolo
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

   From Pulpit to Protest: Ohio Lane Rebels
   Third Place, Senior Group Web Site
   Students: Marcia Brown & Abby White
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

   The Camp David Accords: Foundation for a Middle Eastern Peace
   Second Place, Senior Group Web Site
   Students: Sarah Sukardi, Jiho Park & Catherine Myong
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

   The Camp David Accords: A Turning Point in U.S. Foreign Policy
   Second Place, Junior Individual Web Site
   Student: Dhweeja Dasarathy
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

   "The Emancipation Proclamation for the Disabled"
   Second Place, Junior Group Web Site
   Students: Srija Reddy, Niti Malwade, Hamsini Nathan, Devika Patel & Khira Patel
   Process Paper & Bibliography 

   Solving the Enigma: Legacies of a Secret World War II Code
   First Place, Senior Group Web Site
   Students: Maya Biswas, Nick Chapman, Lindsey Currier, Ronia Hurwitz & Lexi Ugelow
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography

   Samuel F.B. Morse: Artist to Innovator, A Turning Point in Communication
   Second Place, Senior Individual Web Site
   Student: Taylor Walsh
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography


   On the Brink of Disunion: The Election of 1860
   First Place, Senior Individual Web Site
   Student: John Vodrey
   Process Paper   |   Bibliography
 
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