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MEDIA ADVISORY: 2016 Florida History Fair State Contest in Tallahassee

Tallahassee –

The Museum of Florida History is pleased to announce the annual Florida History Fair state contest at Tallahassee Community College on Monday, May 2. More than 1,000 middle and high school students from across Florida present award-winning research in a variety of mediums including, documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances and websites. Media can interview contestants, coordinators and teachers. 

The Awards Ceremony will be on Tuesday, May 3, from 9 a.m. 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.

WHAT:           Annual Florida History Fair state contest

WHEN:          Monday,May 2, Media viewing 2 p.m. to 3 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. 

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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 2015–16 theme is "Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.” After analyzing and interpreting the information they have gathered, students present 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.