Photos of NSU students Bridget Fuhrmann and Jaeden Shaving

ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two Northern State University students received awards in the 2023 Brown County Historical Society research and writing contest.

First place went to Jaeden Shaving for his paper titled “Let Me Be a Free Man: The Origins and Beliefs of the American Indian Movement.” Shaving is a history major from Aberdeen, S.D.

Bridget Fuhrmann received third place for “The History of Northern’s Fine Art Department.” Fuhrmann is a history major with an English minor from Roscoe, S.D.

Each of the students received a certificate and a cash prize for their winning papers.

About Northern State University  

Northern State University is a student-centered institution that provides an outstanding educational experience, preparing students through the liberal arts and professional education for their future endeavors. A regional university, Northern offers rigorous academics; diverse civic, social and cultural opportunities; and a commitment to building an inclusive environment for all points of view. Northern also offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 15 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports that compete in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (NSIC). The university strives to enrich the community through partnerships such as its Educational Impact Campaign, which opened a new South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired; new athletic and recreation fields; and an on-campus regional sports complex. With the $55 million campaign, NSU has been the recipient of more than $150 million in privately funded building projects and scholarships within a decade. To learn more, visit NSU Admissions.