ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two Northern State University students were winners
in the Brown County Historical Society’s annual research and writing contest.
Robb Erickson of Stratford won first place with his paper, “Legacy of Baseball: The Hub City Nine.” Michael Abu-Sirriya of Aberdeen took second place with his paper, “The Historical Beginning of the Capitol Theatre in Aberdeen, South Dakota.” Both papers were written for Dr. Mark Bartusis’ historical methods course at NSU.
Both students received a certificate and cash prize. Their entries were chosen among 17 submissions – a record for the contest, according to the historical society.
Photos: Abu-Sirriya (top) and Erickson.