Evansville, Ind. — The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) proudly announces students have been selected to advance to the National History Day in Indiana (NHDI) State Contest after a successful Southwest region contest on Friday, March 13. The contest included students from Brown, Perry, Vanderburgh and Washington counties.
As part of IHS’s commitment to prioritizing the health and safety of its visitors, guests, volunteers and staff members, the Southwest region contest was converted to a virtual format to allow students to compete. Approximately 83 students took part in Friday’s contest, and while students were not interviewed, more than 40 volunteers digitally provided feedback on all exhibits, documentaries, performances, websites and papers.
The National History Day in Indiana State Contest will also move to a virtual format. More details will be released regarding this format soon.
NHDI is a yearlong program dedicated to enhancing history education in Indiana’s schools. Students in grades four through 12 explore a historical subject that fits under the annual theme. This year’s theme is “Breaking Barriers in History.” Students use their research to work individually or in a group to create a documentary, exhibit, paper (individual only), performance or website.
For a list of Southwest region contest finalists, including student names, school names, project categories and project names, please visit: https://rb.gy/rawecd.
NHDI is presented by the Rooker Family Foundation with support from the Vigran Family Foundation and TCU Foundation. State Contest support is provided by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.
For more information, visit www.indianahistory.org/historyday or call (317) 232-1882.