Southeast Hosting National History Day District Contest March 11

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 3, 2011 — The National History Day in Missouri district contest will once again be hosted by Southeast Missouri State University March 11 in the University Center.

About 500 junior high and high school students from Bollinger, Butler, Cape Girardeau, Carter, Dunklin, Iron, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Stoddard, Washington and Wayne counties will be competing for the chance to advance to the state National History Day competition April 9 at the University of Missouri. 

The theme for History Day 2011 is “Debate and Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences,” and students will compete in one of five categories: exhibit, media, performance, historical paper or websites. 

Project judging will run from 9 a.m. to noon in the University Center.  The awards ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in Rose Theater in Grauel Building. 

 For information, contact the District 9 coordinator Dr. Joel Rhodes, Department of History, Southeast Missouri State University, at (573) 651-2715 or e-mail: jrhodes@semo.edu.