History Day is Coming and We Need Your Help!

Dear Messiah College History Majors and Minors,

It is that time of year again!  Time to start thinking about the 2015 National History Day regional competition at Messiah College.  On Saturday, March 7, 2015, hundreds of high school and middle school students from the region will converge on the Messiah College campus with their history exhibits, documentaries, papers, websites, and performances to compete for a spot in the state competition later in the Spring.   This is a MAJOR event in the life of the Messiah College History Department.

As usual, we are hoping that all of our history major and minors will be willing to help us as judges.   Here is some basic information:

  1. History majors and minors and minors in all classes—first years, sophomores, juniors, seniors, and alumni—are eligible to judge.   We will train you.  You will also be part of a judging team with a “Senior Judge” who will lead the team.
  2. Time commitment:  8:00-noonish on Saturday, March 7, 2015:  MARK YOUR CALENDARS!  We often invite some student to stay until about 3:00 to help us read off the winners at the awards ceremony, but this is not required.  You will also need to attend a one-hour training session for judges sometime a week or two before the event.
  3. This is a  form of service to the department and the community.  It is also a great line for your resume.
  4. Continental breakfast and lunch is provided for all judges.
  5. It is a great time for networking:  Many Messiah alumni, area teachers, and folks from the local and regional historical community will be here for this event.
  6. This year we are hoping for a record turnout among our majors and minors.

Please express your interest by sending and e-mail me (jfea@messiah.edu) or Cathay Snyder, History Day coordinator (csnyder@messiah.edu)

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