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Campus to host History Day competition

3/26/2009 —
On Saturday March 28, the National History Day Regional Competition will be held at the University. With nearly 500 participants from northeastern Pennsylvania, students in grades 6-12 will choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews and historic sites. Students then present their work in original papers, websites, exhibits, performances and documentaries.

Christyne Berzsenyi, campus coordinator for Regional History Day said, "Hosting the regional competition is a wonderful opportunity for Penn State Wilkes-Barre to share our educational expertise and resources, as well as our facilities with bright and motivated local students, devoted teachers, and our active community of history enthusiasts."

The top three finishers from each region advance to the Pennsylvania State competition and then winners at the state level will compete in National History Day at the University of Maryland in June.

For information, contact Christine Berzsenyi at 675-9275 or Janis Winter at 675-9232.

 

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