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Students To Participate In National History Day Competition


Last updated 5/20/2020 at 4:34pm

Students demonstrated the 2020 National History Day theme "Breaking Barriers in History." Topics included women's suffrage, civil rights, the Berlin Wall, the Roman Empire, Aretha Franklin, Ellen DeGeneres and the Beatles.

In the 40-year history of National History Day (NHD) competition in North Carolina, never has there been a season like this one. Only two of the seven regional competitions to select participants in the state competition had taken place when the pandemic struck. Many students had spent the year preparing for the contest, held annually at the Museum of History in Raleigh. With stay-at-home orders, most academic contests and extracurricular activities were canceled. All those performances, exhibits, documentaries, papers and websites might have been created for naught.

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