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Tennessee History Day West Regional Competition Set for Feb. 24
For release: Feb. 16, 2007
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This year’s Tennessee History Day West Regional competition will be held Saturday, Feb. 24, at AutoZone Park beginning at 9 a.m.  Approximately 400 middle school and high school students from across the city will present mini-museum exhibits, performances, documentaries, and original research papers reflecting this year’s theme, “Triumph and Tragedy in History.”

The winners in the 14 different categories will represent West Tennessee at the Tennessee History Day state competition on Saturday, March 31, at the University of Memphis. Students will compete on the basis of their own research and interpretations of the historical persons and events that have shaped our present.

Tennessee History Day is an affiliate of National History Day, a non-profit academic organization for elementary and secondary school students. The competition seeks to reform the typical approach used to teach and learn history by challenging students to create meaningful, well-researched history projects as well as encouraging the development of research skills, analytical thinking, and creative expression.

For more information on Tennessee History Day, contact Dr. Robert Gudmestad, state coordinator, at rgudmstd@memphis.edu or visit the event’s Web site at www.tennesseehistoryday.org

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