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History Day competition set for this Saturday


Elaine Sotiropulos from the Fresno County Office of Education visited KSEE Sunrise to talk about this weekend’s upcoming History Day competition at Fresno Pacific University. 493 entries in the elementary, junior high and high school divisions. Winners advance to the state championships.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at Fresno Pacific University 1. 33rd year of competition in Fresno County. This year’s theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History. 2. We expect almost 500 students who have entered 275 entries. 100 more students and 30 more entries than last year! 3. Students compete in 3 Divisions: Elementary (4th-5th grades), Junior (6th-8th grades), and Senior (9th-12th grades). 4. Categories of competition: 2-D Displays (posters) for Elementary only. Juniors and Seniors compete as Individuals or Groups in Documentaries, Exhibits, Historical Papers, Performances and Websites. 5. State competition (NHD-CA) in Rocklin, CA at William Jessup University, May 6-7 2016. National History Day (NHD) is at the University of Maryland in June. 6. Top 3 County Co-Champions in Elementary and Senior Divisions, and top 2 Co-Champions in Junior Division go on to State Competition. History Day in California State Finals: May 6-7, 2016, William Jessup University, 333 Sunset Boulevard, Rocklin, CA 7. Fresno Pacific Students, with the help of Dr. Pamela Johnston, plus other volunteers including parents, teachers, and others who wish to see enthusiastic, engaged students and their excellent projects, work with the Fresno County Office of Education to complete pre-judging, judging, and other duties the day of the event. 8. Websites: fresno county office of education: http://hss.fcoe.org/history-day california history day: http://www.nhdca.org/ national history day: http://www.nhd.org/contest.htm fresno county history day is a unique opportunity for 4th – 12th grade students to research and present personally meaningful topics relating to an annual theme and examine history in a fun and challenging way. student winners in each category (2-dimensional display, exhibits, historical papers, websites, documentaries, and performances) will move on to the state competition, with the potential to qualify for national history day. fresno county history day will be held at fresno pacific university’s main campus on saturday, march 12, 2016. the theme for national history day 2016 is “exploration, encounter, exchange in history”.

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