Minnesota History Day was held Saturday, May 1, 2010, at the University of Minnesota's
Coffman Union. The Friends of the IHRC gave $100 topical prizes for projects dealing with immigration. Congratulations to Isidora Radovanovic, "Tesla's Alternating Current System: Powering our Future" (Junior Individual Documentary) and Emily Fitterer, Katelyn Graham, "Ellis Island: Island of Hope, Island of Tears" (Senior Group Exhibit).
Minnesota students in grades 6-12 compete for a chance to go to the Nationals with their projects. The theme for 2010 was "Innovation in History: Impact and Change." Projects categories were Exhibits, Research Papers, Performances, Documentaries, or Websites. Judging for the Friends of IHRC this year were Dr. Ben Maegi of Normandale Community College and Kalju Kubits, President of the Friends.