College hosts regional History Day competition

For the second consecutive year, the Hanover College History Department hosted the Southeast Indiana Regional National History Day. The event, held March 17 in Classic Hall, featured more than 120 area middle- and high-school students competing in group and individual projects.

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The National History Day program, which annually attracts more than 5,000 students statewide, provides a framework for students to create projects ranging from exhibits and documentaries to websites, reenactments and poster/paper exhibits. The competition also provides a platform to present historical research at a regional, state and national level.

The entries were judged by more than 25 College faculty and students, members of the Jefferson County Historical Society Board of Directors and area volunteers.

Finalists advance to the state level in Indianapolis in April 14. The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest will be held June 10-14 at College Park, Md.

Hanover’s history department is slated to host two key events in 2019. The Southeast Indiana Regional National History Day will return to campus March 16, 2019. The College will also host the annual Indiana Association of Historians, featuring the state's college and university history professors, Feb. 22-23, 2019.

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