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National History Day in Indiana: 550 Students Participate in Event Co-Sponsored by TCU Foundation

Saturday, April 13 is 2019 National History Day at the University of Indianapolis and the TCU Foundation is proud to be among the sponsors for an event featuring presentations from 550 students from across the state. The program, open to students statewide in grades 4 through 12, is dedicated to enhancing history education in Indiana schools.

The TCU Foundation along with the Indiana National Guard, The Richard W. and Irene Rooker Family Foundation and the Vigran Family Foundation will present the 2019 National History Day in Indiana on Saturday, April 13 at the University of Indianapolis. More than 550 students from across the state in grades 4 through 12 will present a project on a historical topic that fits under the theme of this year’s competition “Triumph and Tragedy in History.” 

Students will present projects in the form of documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances or websites. All first- and second-place finishers in the junior and senior categories will be eligible to compete at the National Contest for National History Day to be held June 9-13 in College Park, Maryland.

Documentaries, performances and websites are open to the public throughout preliminary round judging starting at 9 am. Public viewing of exhibits and papers is from noon to 1 pm. Final round judging is from 1:30 to 3 pm with awards scheduled from 4 to 5 pm.

The National History Day in Indiana is a yearlong program dedicated to enhancing history education in Indiana schools and annually attracts more than 5,000 participants statewide. To reach the state contest, students must qualify at one of six regional contests around Indiana.

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