Texas Tech University

Area Middle School and High School Students to Compete in South Plains Regional History Day

AT TTU Museum

Event Summary:

On Saturday, February 27, 2016, Texas Tech University will host winning students from local history fairs in Lubbock County to compete at the South Plains Regional History Day.

Students in grades 6 through 12 will showcase original papers, exhibits, performances, websites and documentaries that illustrate the 2016 theme, "Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History." This competition is a key step in their year-long research into a broad array of subjects and the projects they have developed to highlight their relevance and historical impacts.

The top two competitors in each contest category from a junior division (grades 6-8) and a senior division (grades 9-12) will represent the South Plains Region at the Texas History Day competition in Austin on April 30, 2016, sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association. Winners at the state competition will represent the State of Texas at the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland in June.

When: Saturday, February 27, 2016(Judging begins at 9:15 a.m.; Awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m.)

Who: 67 students from 4 area schools will present a total of 45 projects

Where: Texas Tech University
Museum of Texas Tech
3301 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415
Lubbock, TX 79409

Contact: Kelley Coleman
Director, K12 Global Education Outreach
Office of International Affairs, Texas Tech University

Media is invited to attend. Interview opportunities will be available with student and teacher participants, and projects will be on display for attendee viewing.

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