November 23, 2017

St. Dominic School 7th Grader is Asked to Perform at the State Fair

Every year National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme.  The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past.  This year’s theme is Taking a Stand in History. The intentional selection of the theme for NHD is to provide an opportunity for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and understanding.
Anna Scheglowski, a 7th grader at St. Dominic School, created and performed Rosie the Riveter. Rosie is a cultural icon of the US representing the American women who worked in factories and shipyards during WWII, many of whom produced munitions and war supplies. These women sometimes took entirely new jobs replacing the male workers who were in the military.
Anna performed in front of State judges this past weekend.  Anna was asked to perform at the State Fair this summer and she received a Topical Prize for her performance from the labor union.