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Lock Haven University to hold Regional History Day contest

Lock Haven University will hold a Regional History Day contest from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 24 in the Rogers Gymnasium for students in grades six through 12.

WHAT: LHU Regional History Day contest

WHEN: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, February 24

WHERE: Rogers Gymnasium on the campus of Lock Haven University

WHO: Diane Hubona, 

The National History Day program for middle and high school students is a yearlong academic program proven to enhance student achievement and college and career readiness. The internationally recognized program recently received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Throughout the year, students have researched and analyzed this year’s NHD theme, “Conflict and Compromise in History.” Students develop projects based on the theme in one of five categories: video documentaries, exhibits, historical papers, dramatic performances, and websites. At the regional contest, students present their research to teams of judges. The winners of the regional contest will compete at the State History Day conference in Carlisle in May.

The contest is co-sponsored by Central Intermediate Unit No. 10 and Lock Haven University. State History Day is sponsored by the Army Heritage and Education Center in Carlisle.

“The Region 5 National History Day Competition is the best thing that has happened to the teaching and learning of history in central PA in a long time,” Dr. J. Hugh Dwyer, CIU No. 10 executive director, said. “Middle school and high school students will get a taste of what studying history really is.”

The public is invited to view the competition, which is free. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. in Rogers Gymnasium, judging will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The awards ceremony will be held in Hamblin Hall of Flags, Robinson Learning Center 105, at 2 p.m. The snow make-up date is Saturday, March 24.

For more information contact Diane Hubona, CIU No. 10, at

For more information on Lock Haven University, visit, email, or call 570-484-2011.

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Lock Haven University is a member of Pennsylvania’s State System, the largest provider of higher education in the Commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 2,300 degree and certificate programs in more than 530 academic areas of study. Nearly 520,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.

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