Missouri S&T will host the Missouri Region 8 History Day contest Friday, Feb. 22, at the Havener Center. More than 120 students from schools in a seven-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.
Each regional division has five categories of competition – papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries or websites. First-, second- and third-place winners in each category will qualify to participate in the National History Day in Missouri contest at the University of Missouri-Columbia on April 27. Winners of the state contest advance to the national competition at the University of Maryland-College Park June 9-13.
The Region 8 judges are faculty members from Missouri S&T’s history and political science department and historians from the area. The Region 8 History Day director is Dr. Petra DeWitt, assistant professor of history at Missouri S&T.
For more information, contact Dr. Dewitt at 573-341-6592 or firstname.lastname@example.org.