John Young History Day 2019–2020

  • National History Day Update 6-23-2020
    The results from Nationals:
    Joaquin DeVries, MHS (Harlem Hellfighters paper) and the JYMS team, Aldan Zolman, Tim Kaye, Julius Jodway, Payton Krueger (Indianapolis Clowns Documentary) both placed in the top 30 at Nationals.
    Mike Belting,  JYMS, (The Stanley Kubrick documentary) placed in the top 70 at Nationals.
    In addition, the Indianapolis Clowns Documentary that was shown at the National Museum of African American History and Culture has been viewed more than 4,300 times!
    These students will be honored at an upcoming meeting of the SCM School Board of Trustees.

    Mishawaka’s John Young Middle School (JYMS) has been sending students to National History Day (NHD) in College Park, Maryland for more than a decade.  This year, five JYMS students qualified for the national competition, and for the first time, a Mishawaka High School (MHS) student also qualified for nationals.  In addition, for the second year in a row, a documentary, from a team of four JYMS students,  has been selected to be played at the National Museum of African American History & Culture at the Smithsonian.  The documentary, Breaking The Barriers at Bat: The Indianapolis Clowns is one of only 31 documentaries chosen for the Showcase.

    A written entry from a Junior at Mishawaka High School is also being recognized at National History Day, as well as another junior individual documentary.  Unfortunately, this year’s week-long celebration is virtual this year due to the coronavirus, however, many of the events will be live or posted on the site for the week-long celebration that began today.

    At Indiana’s State Contest held virtually in April, The Junior Group Documentary on the Indianapolis Clowns and Joaquin DeVries´ senior paper on the Harlem Hellfighters both placed 2nd in their categories, and Mike Belting´s Junior Individual Documentary took 1st place in his category.