2,000+ Young Scholars Compete For The Nation's Top History Awards





Leading historians, curators and educators face the challenge of judging more than 2,000 finalists as they compete for top awards and scholarship money as part of National History Day (NHD), a yearlong education program for 6th through 12th-grade students. The History Channel(R), a leading sponsor of National History Day, provides $20,000 in cash prizes to four winning senior student projects as well as the Outstanding History Educator Award presented to a teacher who has made exceptional contributions to history education. The competition culminates this year on June 10 -14 at the University of Maryland.

The national winners emerge from a field of more than 700,000 middle and high school students who competed at the district and state levels leading up to the finals. The rigorous, multi-tiered selection process evaluates each project for its historical quality, clarity of presentation and how effectively it addresses this year's theme: "Triumph and Tragedy in History." The annual theme is broad enough to encourage investigation on an individual, idea or event of local, national or international historical importance, from ancient times to the present day. Students present their findings in the form of museum-like exhibits, multimedia documentaries, dramatic performances, or research papers....

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