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March 3, 2017

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

Oklahoma History Center Announces National History Day Regional Competitions

OKLAHOMA CITY — The  Oklahoma History Center, serving as the state sponsor for Oklahoma National History Day (OKNHD), is honored to announce the scheduling of the National History Day Regional contests. The contests will include research from middle and high school students in the form of documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances and websites. Members of the media will have the opportunity to interview contestants, coordinators and teachers on site. The awards ceremonies will follow immediately after the judging. First, second and third place winners of these competitions will represent their regions at the state contest on May 3 and 4 at the Oklahoma History Center. Winners of the state contest will represent Oklahoma at the National History Day contest at the University of Maryland in College Park in June.

OKNHD 2017 regional contests will be held in the following locations on the listed dates:

Region 1: Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford, March 29, 2017
Region 2: Oklahoma Christian University, Edmond, March 30, 2017
Region 3: Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, March 27, 2017
Region 4: Tulsa Community College, Tulsa, March 3, 2017
Region 5: Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miami, February 23, 2017
Region 6: Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, April 3, 2017
Region 7: East Central University, Ada, March 2, 2017
Region 8: Kiamichi Technology Center, Durant, March 10, 2017

National History Day (NHD) is a nonprofit education organization in College Park, Md. Established in 1974, NHD offers year-long academic programs that engage more than 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, visit www.nhd.org. or www.okhistory.org/historycenter/historyday?full.

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 and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains 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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