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Students earn top honors from the Michigan Council for the Social Studies 

Almost 50 University Liggett School students earned top honors from the Michigan Council for the Social for the Social Students 2023 in the Michigan Social Studies Olympiad, including first-time recognition medals in the elementary division for the school’s two third grade classes. The following ULS students earned recognition:

Elementary Division 


o   Mrs. Carron and Ms. Romolino's third Grade Classes  – Historical TV Newscast

o   Zachary Morgan and Elliott Hemler – Mapping Michigan’s Past

Honorable Mention

o   Elliott Hemler – Take a Stand Essay

Senior Division


o   Ben Combs - Current Events Editorial Essay

o   Drew Johnson – Online Presentations

o   Jack Nicholson – Poetry

o   Jake Juip – Speakathon


o   Otto Massie, Charlie Bronk, Izak Calderon, Luke Slanec, Kanaan Taylor – Investments

o   Luke Yoshida – Primary Documents Journal


o   Olivia Jacque – Political Cartoons

o   Angelina Randazzo, Gia Randazzo, Felix Swanson – Social Studies Song

Honorable Mention

o   Chase Connell – Current Events Editorial Essay

o   Sophia Secco – Digital Photography

o   Jillian Whitton – Online Presentations

o   Max Goerlich - Online Presentations

o   Sana’a Brown – Poetry

o   Luci Boyle – Primary Documents Journal

o   Jake Juip – Primary Documents Journal

o   Dahlia Medvinsky, Sophia Balaya, Josh Pierce, Taurian Dorty, Jarren Purify – Social Studies Song

o   Lydia Widick – Take a Stand Essay

o   Claire Juip – Take a Stand Essay

This year's 2023 Michigan Social Studies Olympiad theme, "Choices that Changed Our World," allowed students to examine significant turning points in history. Through inquiry, students investigated the context, location, period, and people involved in these turning points. As they encounter the good, the bad, and the ugly stories of the past, they will be more able to analyze these decisions' lasting impacts and consequences.