NSU students win awards from Brown County Historical Society

Collin Fransen

ABERDEEN, S.D. (May 11, 2017) – Northern State University student Collin Fransen won first place in the Brown County Historical Society’s annual Historical Research and Writing Awards.

Fransen, of Watertown, won for his paper, titled “American Imperialism: How Pearl Harbor Became the Primary Naval Base in the Pacific.” Fransen graduated this month from NSU with a degree in history.

NSU student Jacob Sigurdson also received honors. Sigurdson, also of Watertown, won third place for his paper on “What is on the Menu: The Secret Expansion of the War in Vietnam Through the Bombings in Cambodia.”

Second place went to Presentation College student Ashlyn O’Keefe for her paper on the “Crazy Horse Memorial.” Each of the students received a certificate and a cash prize.                             

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