The NW Minnesota Sixth Grade History Contest was held on May 5th. Seven area schools participated by taking a Minnesota history test at the Roseau City Center. The contest has taken place for 40 years and is compiled by the Roseau County Historical Society. Trophies and cash awards were presented to the top six students. The cash awards are sponsored by Border Bank – Roseau County area, Citizens State Bank – Roseau, and Security State Bank of Warroad.
Students from Badger, Greenbush-Middle River (GMR), Grygla, Lancaster, Marshall County Central (MCC), Roseau, and Warroad Schools participated in the test. Three students from each school are chosen by the teacher to compete in the history contest. The following students received top honors (seated L-R): Tied 1st place Lily Erickson, and Conner Lien (Warroad), 3rd place Hannah Poole (Warroad), 4th place Josephine Hinson (Roseau), 5th place Rylee Diesen (Roseau), and 6th place Maryn Byfuglien (Roseau).
Middle Row L-R: Taylor Brown (Lancaster); Brett Rychlock, Connor Boutain, and Torii Anderson (Grygla); Megan Lefebvre (MCC); Madelynn Arnesen, and Sarah Pulk (GMR); Eli Olafson (Badger).
Back Row L-R: Kellen Johnson, Sam Webster (Lancaster); Tarson Erickson, and Jake Fredrickson (MCC); Kylee Gust, and Katelyn Gust (Badger); Will Foss (GMR).
The contest is held each May and is open to all schools in Northwest Minnesota. Schools that may be interested in participating may contact Britt Dahl at the Roseau County Museum at 218-463-1918 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org