20 April 2008

NM State Finals: National History Day - April 25, 2008

Our own Karen Daniel will be one of the judges at the New Mexico State Finals of the National History Day Competition on April 25, 2008. The event will take place at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is open to the public. Exhibits will be displayed beginning at 8 AM; awards will be presented at 4 PM.

National History Day is a year-long educational program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Students produce dramatic performances, individual and group exhibits, multimedia documentaries, and research papers based on research related to an annual theme. These projects are then evaluated at local, state, and national competitions. This year's topic is "Conflict and Compromise in History."

The New Mexico Genealogical Society is sponsoring four $100 Awards for this competition. Last year, we sponsored only two awards. The two additional awards were donated by NMGS member, Dr. Thomas G. Munyon.

For more information, follow these links:

* National History Day

* State Finals of the National History Day Competition

* National Hispanic Cultural Center

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