Students showcase conflict and compromise in history at

Lake County History Day contest

Students from across Lake County are heading to the Florida History Day statewide competition this spring with hopes of making it to the national competition later in the year.

The students are among the 175 participants in the recent Lake County History Day competition, which was held March 3 at the First United Methodist Church’s Wesley Center in Clermont. Participants came from eight area middle schools and four high schools, and they entered a total of 110 projects related to this year’s theme, “Conflict and Compromise in History.”

District competitors were identified from a pool of contestants who competed at school contests throughout the county. First- and second-place winners at the district competition will advance to the Florida History Day contest set for May 6-8 at Tallahassee State College. Those who place first or second at Florida History Day will advance to the National History Day competition in College Park, MD.

National History Day is the nation’s leading educational program for history education in the schools. The program annually engages more than half a million students across the nation. Students research history topics of their choice related to an annual theme and create exhibits, documentaries, performances and papers, which they may enter in competitions at the district, affiliate and national levels.

To learn more about National History Day, visit the official website


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