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A potpourri of event season notes

Friday, March 20th, 2009

As of yesterday, seven of the 12 History Day events are complete. We have seen a lot of excellent projects and are anticipating many more at the remaining five events.

Yesterday, at the South Central History Day event in Mankato, an incident reminded the History Day staff of the great dedication of History Day teachers and students. The Northfield delegation was involved in a serious bus accident on their way to the event. Despite the tragedy and confusion and some pretty shook-up kids, the Northfield delegation soldiered on to the competition and performed marvelously. We want to commend them for pressing on and allowing the students to present their hard work!

History Day and a few students were also featured in a short news spot on a local Mankato news station. For the clip, check out the KEYC website and scroll down to South Central History Day.

Just a reminder to teachers who have students advancing to state: The History Day staff will be hosting a full day of help sessions for students on Saturday, April 4. Students can sign up for 20-minute time slots by e-mailing me the following information:

  1. Name
  2. School
  3. Category (exhibit, documentary, performance, website, paper)
  4. Preferred time slot

I still have plenty of spots left. This is a great opportunity for state qualifiers to get individual help with their projects.

Remember that state registration forms are due to the History Day office by Friday, April 3. This is a received-by date, not a postmark date.