Annual history contest to be held next week at Southeast

Friday, March 4, 2011

About 500 junior high and high school students from Southeast Missouri will compete next week in the National History Day in Missouri district contest.

Judging begins at 9 a.m. March 11 at Southeast Missouri State University's University Center. The awards ceremony will be at 2 p.m. in Rose Theatre in the Grauel Building.

Students will compete for a chance to advance to the state National History Day competition April 9 at the University of Missouri.

The theme for History Day 2011 is "Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences," and students will compete in one of five categories: exhibit, media, performance, historical paper or websites.

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