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2015 Florida History Fair State Contest in Tallahassee

2015 Florida History Fair State Contest in Tallahassee

TALLAHASSEE –

The Museum of Florida History is pleased to announce the annual Florida History Fair contest at Tallahassee Community College on May 4 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. More than 1,000 middle and high school students from across Florida are scheduled to present award-winning research in a variety of mediums including, documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances and websites. Members of the media will have the opportunity to interview contestants, coordinators and teachers on-site.

WHAT:           Annual Florida History Fair

WHEN:          May 4, 2015, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

WHERE:        Tallahassee Community College
                        444 Appleyard Drive
                        Tallahassee, Florida

WHO:             Award-winning student historians excited to share their projects with peers, judges, and media. 

Following the contest on May 4, the Award Ceremony will be held on May 5, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. First and second place state contest winners will represent Florida at the National History Day contest at the University of Maryland, College Park, in June.

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About Florida History Fair:
Florida History Fair is part of National History Day (NHD). NHD was established in 1974 to promote history in the classroom by offering students the means and encouragement to research people, ideas, and events of the past. The 2014–15 theme is "Leadership and Legacy in History.” After analyzing and interpreting the information they have gathered, students express their findings in a paper, exhibit, performance, documentary, or website. More than 60,000 students participated in the 2014–15 Florida History Fair. For more information visit: floridahistoryfair.com