Monday, June 23, 2008

National History Day Winner

I didn't even know that there was a National History Day or that there was a contest associated with it that came with a full college scholarship(to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH) for the winner until just a few minutes ago. I opened my email and found the news release from the Washington State Historical Society, which is the coordinating agency for the state of Washington.

The contest is for students in grades 6 through 12. A theme is selected and students must research and present their topic within the theme. They can chose how they present their material: paper, documentary, website, performance, or exhibit.

Why am I posting about this here? A few reasons it is appropriate for this blog come to mind. The contest is education related. It is open to all students, including homeschoolers. And, the most exciting reason for me is that a homeschooler won. Good job Amy, Audrey, and mom! I'm just tickled for your whole family.

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Anonymous said...

In fact, a number of our medal and other award winners at nationals have been homeschoolers. The Washington State Historical Society is pleased to assist homeschool students have success with National History Day.

Garry Schalliol
Washington State Historical Society