College of Idaho Hosts National History Day in Idaho
2010. 04. 15.
CALDWELL – The College of Idaho will host school-age students from across the state for National History Day in Idaho on Friday, April 16. The annual event, sponsored by the Idaho State Historical Society, will take place in the Langroise Center on the college campus from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. An awards ceremony will follow in Jewett Auditorium beginning at 4:00 pm. Students have the opportunity to win a number of scholarships and awards, including several four-year College of Idaho scholarships worth up to $20,000.
National History Day is the culmination of a year-long educational program that fosters academic achievement and intellectual growth by encouraging students to learn about historical issues, ideas, people, and events. Students conduct both primary and secondary research and present their findings in papers, exhibits, performances, websites or documentary presentations that are evaluated by historians and educators.
This year's theme is "Innovation in History: Expressions, Ingenuity, Enterprise."
Each year, College of Idaho scholarships in the amounts of $20,000, $10,000 and $5,000 are awarded to the superior 9th - 11th grade entries in any senior individual category. Other awards at National History Day include the Idaho Centennial Scholarship and the Idaho Governor's Trophy.
Students who finish first or second in their category at one of six regional competitions attend the state competition. Top finishers in the junior and senior categories at the state level are eligible to compete at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest held on the University of Maryland campus at College Park, Maryland, June 13-17.
In addition to viewing student displays, the public is welcome to watch performances and documentary presentations in the Langroise studio and auditorium areas and in Eros Theater in the McCain Student Union Building between 9:00 am and 11:00 am. A schedule of presentations will be posted in the Langroise Center. For more information on National History Day in Idaho, visit http://www.idahohistory.net/historyday.html.