Southeast Hosting National History Day District Contest March 17

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

March 2, 2006 – Southeast Missouri State University will host the National History Day in Missouri district contest March 17 in the University Center.

About 400 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 in Columbia April 8. 

The theme for History Day 2006 is “Taking a Stand in History” and students will compete in one of five categories: exhibit, media, performance, historical paper or Web sites. 

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