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MEDIA ADVISORY: Students Across Florida Compete in the 2018 Florida History Day State Contest

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 2018 Florida History Day (FHD) state contest will be held this Monday, May 7 from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tallahassee Community College where more than 1,100 middle and high school students from across Florida will present award-winning research projects in a variety of mediums including papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries and websites. Sponsored by the Museum of Florida History, FHD is an annual, statewide activity that enhances the teaching and learning of history. This year’s theme is Conflict and Compromise in History.

Interested media can also attend the awards ceremony that will be held the following day on Tuesday, May 8 from 9:00–11:30 a.m. at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. 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:          2018 Florida History Day State Contest

WHEN:          Monday, May 7, 2018

7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

WHERE:       Tallahassee Community College

Student Union Ballroom
444 Appleyard Drive
Tallahassee, Florida

WHO:            Award-winning student historians from around the state who are competing in the 2018 Florida History Day state contest.

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About Florida History Day
Florida History Day 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 2017–18 theme is Conflict and Compromise in History. After analyzing and interpreting the information they have gathered, students present their findings in a paper, exhibit, performance, documentary, or website. In 2016, 66,070 students and 1,109 teachers in 31 counties participated. For more information visit: floridahistoryday.com