The Missouri Southern Social Sciences Department hosted Missouri Region 6 History Day on Friday, March 8. 

Students from many area high schools, junior high schools, and middle schools took part. Winners who placed in the top three categories now have the opportunity to compete in National History Day in Missouri on April 20 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Winners from the state competition may go on to the National History Day contest in June at College Park, Maryland.

The National History Day Office has selected as the annual theme “Turning Points in History: People, Events, Ideas.” Students may explore any facet of World, American or local history pertaining to the theme, so long as the entries utilize relevant primary and secondary sources and assess the topic’s significance in history.

Student entries took the form of research papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries in video or PowerPoint or websites. Over 160 entries were received.

See: History Day winners list.