National History Day is a highly regarded academic contest for students in grades 4-12 that encourages critical thinking, research skills, oral and written communication skills, and self-esteem. Students research and develop topics related to an annual theme and present their conclusions in exhibits, performances, documentaries, or historical papers. The 2013 theme is "Turning Points in History: People, Events, Ideas." In South Carolina, National History Day is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and supported by SC Humanities.
More than 9,000 South Carolina students participated in National History Day in South Carolina in 2013. Students participated in school-level and regional-level competitions prior to advancing to the South Carolina State Competition which will take place Saturday, April 13, 2013 at the National Bean Market Museum in Lake City, SC. More than 270 students are registered to participate, and they will compete to appear at the National History Day competition on June 9 – 13, 2013 in College Park, Maryland. The SC Department of Archives and HIstory is still looking for judges for the state competition on April 13. If interested in serving as a judge, please contact Mary Katherine Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about National History Day in South Carolina: http://nhd.sc.gov/Pages/default.aspx.
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