Judging To Take Place Saturday, April 26 at UNLV & UNR Campuses

Carson City, Nev. – The Nevada Department of Education will choose the winners of the National History Day contest from a pool of more than 300 student entries grade 6-12 from across Nevada, this Saturday, April 26 beginning at 9 a.m. concurrently at the campuses of the University of Nevada Las Vegas and the University of Nevada Reno. First place winners from the two state contests are then eligible to participate in the national contest held this June in Maryland.

National History Day is a yearlong educational program that culminates in a national contest each June. Nevada history day students compete in the state contest each spring. NHD engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Students may enter the contest in a group project with two to five students or as individuals. NHD participants may create dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries, formal papers, or websites, based on research related to an annual theme. These projects are then evaluated at local, state, and national competitions. Students in public, private, and charter schools, as well as home-schoolers, compete in National History Day.

Below is the schedule of events for this Saturday, April 26 at both UNLV and UNR campuses in the Student Unions:

Time Event
8:00-8:30 Exhibit Registration and  Set Up (EXHBITS ONLY)
8:15-8:30 Registration for all students
8:30-9:00 Public Viewing of Exhibits
9:00-12:30 Judging of Entries
12:30-1:30 Public Viewing of Exhibits
2:00-3:00 Awards Ceremony

Awards Presentation, Northern Nevada History Day Entries and Home Means Nevada Contest


National History Day is a partnership among many community organizations including, Nevada Humanities, the Nevada Historical Society, the Nevada State Museum the Nevada State Library and Archives and many more.

For more information visit www.nationalhistoryday.org, www.nevadanhd.weekly.com or www.nevada150.org.



Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of all Nevadans. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration will commence on Nevada Day 2013 and conclude with an expanded Nevada Day celebration October, 2014. For more information, please visit www.nevada150.org.

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