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February 29, 2016

Contact: Sarah Dumas
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0785

Oklahoma History Center Announces Regional National History Day Competitions

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center, serving as the state sponsor for Oklahoma National History Day, is honored to announce eight regional contests. The contests include presentations of original research by middle and high school students from each region. Students will present their research in the form of documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances and websites. Members of the media will have the opportunity to interview contestants, coordinators and teachers at the competitions. The awards ceremonies will take place immediately after judging of the final event. Please email sdumas@okhistory.org for awards ceremony times, as these vary by region. First and second place winners of these competitions will represent their respective regions at the state contest on May 4–5 at the Oklahoma History Center. Winners from the state contest will represent Oklahoma at the National History Day contest, held in June at the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. Below is a list of Oklahoma National History Day regional contests.

  • March 3 — Region 6 contest at East Central University in Ada, Okla.
  • March 4 — Region 7 contest at Tulsa Community College in Tulsa, Okla.
  • March 8 — Region 10 contest at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, Okla.
  • March 10 — Region 9 contest at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant, Okla.
  • March 28 — Region 5 contest at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Okla.
  • March 30 — Region 2 contest at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Okla.
  • March 31 — Region 3 contest at Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, Okla.
  • April 5 — Region 8 contest at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla.

National History Day (NHD) is a non-profit education organization in College Park, Md. Established in 1974, NHD offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle and high school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. These research-based projects are entered into contests at the local and affiliate levels, where the top student projects have the opportunity to advance to the national contest at the University of Maryland at College Park. NHD also seeks to improve the quality of history education by providing professional development opportunities and curriculum materials for educators. NHD is sponsored in part by Kenneth E. Behring, Patricia Behring, HISTORY®, Jostens, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Park Service, Southwest Airlines, the Joe Weider Foundation and the WEM 2000 Foundation of the Dorsey & Whitney Foundation. For more information please visit www.nhd.org or www.okhistory.org/historycenter/historyday.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 31 museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org.

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