More than 250 students from area school districts are scheduled to compete in the first-ever regional History Day competition hosted by the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Department of History from 9-11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 24, in the University Center on the A&M-Texarkana campus, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.
Students in grades 9-12 will compete in the senior division. Students in the sixth through the eighth grades will compete in the junior division. Categories will include individual paper, as well as individual and group exhibit, website, documentary and performance.
The top two finishers in each category will go on to the state competition. State winners go on to compete in the National History Day competition.
The judges are drawn from faculty and staff at A&M-Texarkana, students and community leaders, including Dr. Emily Cutrer, president of A&M-Texarkana, and Velvet Hall Cool, Texarkana Museums System board president.
“The National History Day project of which we are a component is a fun, hands-on way for students to use their creativity to identify, analyze and explain an important event in the past, which is the core mission of studying history,” said Dr. Craig Nakashian,associate professor of history at A&M-Texarkana and event organizer.