UMR to host Region 8 History Day contest

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On February 23, 2007

The University of Missouri-Rolla will host the Missouri Region 8 History Day contest Friday, March 2, at the Havener Center. More than 250 students from seven schools in a four-county area of the state will participate. This year’s theme is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.”  

Judging will occur between 9 a.m. and noon and the general public is invited to attend. An awards ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the St. Pat’s Ballroom of the Havener Center.

The students are grouped in two divisions: Junior (grades 6-8) and Senior (grades 9-12). Schools from Gasconade, Maries, Phelps and Pulaski counties will be represented.

Each regional division has five categories of competition (Paper, Exhibit, Performance, Documentary, and Web Site). First-, second- and third-place winners in each category will win pins and qualify to participate in the Missouri State History Day contest in Columbia, Mo., on April 14. Winners of the state contest advance to the national competition at the University of Maryland-College Park June 10-14.

The Region 8 judges are faculty members from UMR’s history and political science and English departments, as well as campus media specialists and qualified historians from the area. The Region 8 History Day director is Dr. Patrick Huber, associate professor of history at UMR.

For more information, contact Huber at 573-341-4806 or e-mail

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