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Idaho History Day Lets Public School Students
Show Off Knowledge
LEWISTON - Idaho History Day comes to the Lewis-Clark State campus this Saturday. An
event like a science fair, Idaho History Day gives students in grades 4-12 the chance to
compete singly or in groups, in four different categories: Entrants can write a historical
paper, create an exhibit, or do a performance or a media presentation related to a theme
selected each year by National History Day staff. This year's theme is "Revolution,
History Day events are partly funded by The History Channel. There will be roughly 55
students competing at this year's event. It will be the first time the competition has
taken place at Lewis-Clark State. Regional-level competitions in Lewiston have been held
at St. Stanislaus for about the last 5 years.
Barb Hayes, volunteer regional coordinator, is excited to have it on campus because she
thinks participants will benefit from being on a college campus relatively early in their
educational careers. This year, as in the past, LCSC students (nine of them) will be among
Students in all divisions who place 1st or 2nd, go from the regional competition to state
competition. Divisions are: Youth - 4th, 5th grades (Idaho and Indiana are the only states
with this division, due in part to the requirement that students this age study their
state's history); Junior - 6th-8th grades, and Seniors - 9th-12th grades.
Competition gets underway Saturday, March 16, in the Williams Conference Center on campus.
Judging begins at 9:00 a.m. and awards will be presented 3:00 p.m. There is no charge to
attend and the Public is invited to view projects from noon to 3:00 p.m.