History Day Set for Saturday

The Arkansas District 7 History Day is this Saturday, February 2010, at the Donaghey Student Center and Stabler Hall.

Over 300 students from 14 schools around central Arkansas, in grades 4-12, will compete in the following categories: exhibit (elementary, junior, senior); web site (junior, senior); documentary (junior, senior); historical paper (junior, senior); and performance (junior, senior).

This year’s theme is Innovation in History: Impact and Change. Student entries include projects on inventions such as the light bulb, street light, aircraft, e-mail, and medical imaging devices, as well as studies of individuals like Sigmund Freud, Marie Curie, Henry Ford, Martin Luther, Chiang Kai-Shek, and Elizabeth Blackwell.

Exhibits will be open for public viewing between noon and 1:30 pm in the Donaghey Student Center Ledbetter Assembly Hall.

The competition will conclude with an awards ceremony at 2pm in the Dickinson Hall auditorium.

For more information, contact Kristin Dutcher Mann in the UALR History Department at kdmann@ualr.edu.

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