Louisiana History Day Finalists Advance To Nationals
On Saturday, April 11, the Museum hosted the Louisiana National History Day state contest. National History Day is a student research competition in which students, either as individuals or in groups, conduct research and construct a project on a historical topic of their choice. Many of the students selected their topics in the fall and then spent much of the spring conducting research online, in libraries and at historical sites and archives. With the option to create either an exhibit, a documentary, a performance, a website or a documentary, students could display their research in the way they deemed most effective.
At this year’s state contest, over 260 middle and high school students with over 150 projects in 18 different categories from all across the state competed throughout the day for prizes as well as a chance to advance their work and represent Louisiana at the National Contest in June in Washington D.C..
In all, 67 winning students were selected on Saturday and will travel on as Louisiana’s representatives in the National Contest at the University of Maryland on June 15 – 18. Best of luck to all our winners!
This post by Collin Makamson, Student Programs Coordinator @ The National WWII Museum