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NDSU to host regional National History Day competition

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Ashley Baggett

The NDSU Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies is set to host the Fargo National History Day regional competition Friday, Feb.15, in the Memorial Union.

Middle and high school students will present their projects and compete for a spot in the National History Day state competition on April 12 at the North Dakota Heritage Center and Museum in Bismarck. Select winners at the state level earn the opportunity to compete in the national contest at the University of Maryland, College Park, June 9-13.

“History Day is a wonderful way for students to engage in learning history. Participants not only create a project tailored to their strengths, but they also develop valuable skills from communication to critical thinking,” said Ashley Baggett, NDSU assistant professor of history and National History Day regional director. “The Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies is thrilled to host the Fargo regional and provide our local community with an opportunity to inspire a love of learning and a love of history.”

This year’s National History Day theme is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” The competition is divided by grade level (middle and high school) and by categories. Students can compete individually or as a group. The categories are: 

• Documentary

• Exhibit

• Performance

• Website

• Paper (individual only)

If you are interested in working as a volunteer or serving as a judge, fill out the sign-up form or contact Baggett at or 701-231-8299.

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