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The University of South Carolina Upstate will host the District 4 contest for South Carolina’s National History Day on Saturday, March 23, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the University Readiness Center. Students from Upstate middle and high schools will compete for a chance to advance to the state level competition to be held in April in Lake City.

National History Day in South Carolina is an exciting educational program that encourages students to study history and expand their knowledge. At all levels of competition, students have the opportunity to meet participants from other schools, exchange ideas and demonstrate the results of their work. A student’s success in researching and producing a National History Day entry may even take him or her to the national contest held each June at the University of Maryland at College Park.

The theme for this year’s competition is “Turning Points in History: People, Events, Ideas,”  providing students with an opportunity to research original materials and express what they have learned through creative and original dramatic performances, media documentaries, research papers or exhibits.

For further information, contact Dr. Carmen Harris, associate professor of history in the Department of History, Political Science, Philosophy & American Studies, at (864) 503-5732 or charris@uscupstate.edu.

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