Missouri S&T to host Region 8 History Day contest

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On February 10, 2012

Missouri University of Science and Technology will host the Missouri Region 8 History Day contest Friday, Feb. 24, at the Havener Center. More than 175 students from schools in a seven-county area of the state will participate. This year’s theme is “Revolution, Reaction, Reform.”

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 into two divisions: Junior (grades 6-8) and Senior (grades 9-12). Schools from Camden, Crawford, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Franklin 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 21. Winners of the state contest advance to the national competition at the University of Maryland-College Park in June.

The Region 8 judges are faculty members from Missouri S&T’s history and political science department, as well as campus media specialists and qualified historians from the area. The Region 8 History Day director is Dr. Jeff Schramm, associate professor of history at Missouri S&T.

For more information, contact Schramm at 573-341-4808 or schrammj@mst.edu.

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