Matthew Wettach: Freshman shares history through works of great-grandfather
Two summers ago, Wettach was given the option of participating in the 24th Annual National Contest of National History Day by his middle school teacher. Wettach knew that he had a great project in the photographs of his great-grandfather, Pete Wettach.
Pete Wettach's photography has played a large part in chronicling Iowa's history and was recently featured on Iowa Public Television.
Wettach knew that he would be able to utilize his great-grandfather's works to "express different aspects about the Great Depression and Roosevelt's New Deal."
His project did well on all levels, and eventually Wettach was asked to travel to the University of Maryland in Washington, D.C. to present his project. Wettach's hard work paid off, and he was awarded 2nd place at the national level.
While the project competed two years ago, Wettach still occasionally presents his project to interested parties. Over the past year and a half, he has presented his project approximately five times.
Wettach is the son of Steve and Mary Wettach of Mt. Pleasant.
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