Sign Up to Judge National History Day
National History Day is a year-long historical research contest for middle and high school students. Each year, students from across Louisiana create documentaries, research papers, performances, websites or exhibits based upon the annual contest theme. A major benefit to students participating in National History Day is the outside reviews of their work by volunteer judges, who donate their time to review students’ work, make suggestions for improvement and determine the entries that will advance to the next round.
The National WWII Museum is looking for judges who possess both foundational knowledge of history and great communication skills, but who, above all else, enjoy working and encouraging middle and high school students.
Judges are needed for the Regional and State Contests in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport and Monroe. The New Orleans Regional Contest is set for Saturday, March 21 at The National WWII Museum. Judges arrive at 8:30 am for a brief orientation and are welcome to stay through the Awards Ceremony ending by 2:30 pm. The State Contest is scheduled for Saturday, April 11 in New Orleans also at The National WWII Museum. Judges at the State Contest will determine Louisiana’s delegation for the National Contest in Washington D.C.
Don’t live in Louisiana? There is a National History Day program in all fifty states. You can find the contact information for your state’s program at the National History Day website. Also, if you are planning on being in the Washington, D.C. area in June, you can also inquire about judging at the National Contest.
For more information on National History Day, contact the Museum’s Student Program’ Coordinator, Collin Makamson at 504-528-1944 ext. 304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.