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ECU sponsors History Day competition

(Mar. 23, 2009)   —   The annual History Day competition sponsored by East Carolina University’s Department of History will be held Wednesday, April 8, in the Mendenhall Student Center.
Middle grade and senior high contestants from schools in N.C. Education District I will compete in groups and individually in eight contest categories, including exhibits, documentaries, dramatic performances, historic papers and web sites. The 2009 National History Day competition theme is “The Individual in History.”

This competition is held each spring on ECU’s campus. The Pitt County Historical Society provides plaques in recognition of winning schools in each of the categories.  District contest winners advance to the State History Day competition to be held at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh on April 25; state winners go to the 2009 National History Day competition at the University of Maryland at College Park in June.

National History Day is the nation’s leading program for history education in the schools. The program annually draws more than half a million participants in grades 6 through 12 nationwide.

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