History Competition at UNC March 1 Expected to Draw 200 Students

More than 200 middle and high school students from northeastern Colorado are expected for the University of Northern Colorado's 18th annual History Day competition Saturday, March 1.

The students' research papers, exhibits, performances, documentary films and websites, based on this year's theme, "Rights and Responsibilities in History," will be evaluated by panels of judges, with the top three entries in each category earning the right to compete in the Colorado History Day contest in Denver May 3. The top two entries from each category of that competition will be eligible to compete in the National History Day Contest in College Park, Md., in June.

Schools from as far away as Holyoke, as well as ones in Greeley, Fort Collins and surrounding smaller communities will be represented in the competition.

Performances, documentary films, and website presentations are open to the public, and attendees may view exhibits at scheduled times. Presentations and judging will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Ross Hall, on the west side of 11th Avenue across from parking lot C, where free parking is available.

An awards ceremony in McKee Lecture Hall L0152 will follow the completion of judging.

For more information, visit http://www.unco.edu/historyday/.