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Aisha Chughtai and Deven Michels Aisha Chughtai and Deven Michels
West High School students place first in Minnesota History Day state competition

Mankato Area Public Schools’ West High School students Aisha Chughtai and Deven Michels placed first in the Minnesota History Day state competition for their group website about Maya Lin’s design of the Vietnam Memorial. The History Day contest encourages students to conduct original research on a topic of their choice related to the theme of “Exploration, encounter and exchange in history.” Chugtai and Michels advanced to the national competition held at the University of Maryland.