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Black Hills State University will host the District 6 National History Day competition Feb. 21, 2008 for regional middle school and high school students. 

National History Day is a non-profit educational program dedicated to improving history education in elementary and secondary schools, with over 700,000 participants annually. 

The 2008 theme is “Conflict and Compromise in History.”  Students work under the supervision of their teachers and may submit a paper, exhibit, performance, documentary, or website as individuals or groups by their grade level, with grades 6-8 designated as junior and grades 9-12 as senior. 

“History Day competitions are excellent opportunities for students to become engaged in history and develop skills in research, writing, and critical thinking,” according to Dr. David Wolff, coordinator of the event at BHSU.  Last year, nearly 250 students represented ten schools at the regional competition, also held at BHSU.  

For more information, contact Wolff, BHSU history professor, at 642-6221 or DavidWolff@bhsu.edu.