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Hundreds of Young Historians Will Visit The U of M March 3
For release: Feb. 22, 2001
For more information, contact Gabrielle Maxey

Middle and high school students from across Tennessee will compete during History Day at The University of Memphis on Saturday, March 3. The competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the University Center. Judging will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., with the closing ceremony and awards presentation beginning at 1:30 p.m.

For the competition, students in grades 6-12 research a subject based on the theme "Frontiers in History." They may write an essay, design a three-dimensional exhibit, perform a skit or produce a documentary based on their research. There are junior and senior divisions as well as group and individual categories.

History Day is a state-level competition. Winners of the U of M event will advance to the national competition at the University of Maryland in June.

Students will be from Shelby, Knox and Williamson counties in Tennessee. Last year more than 400 students participated in History Day.

For more information, call Dr. Janann Sherman at 901-678-2515.

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