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UW-Eau Claire to Host National History Day Competition

| Cade Lambrecht

In early March, UW-Eau Claire will host the Northwest Wisconsin Regional National History Day competition.

National History Day is a non-profit organization that engages students in the interpretation of history, through regional, state and national competitions. Through National History Day and their local affiliates, over 500,000 students across the United States participate.

Each year, National History Day focuses on a specific theme, that guides students’ projects. The 2018-19 theme is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.”  

The Northwest Wisconsin Regional Competition will be held on Thursday, March 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The competition is expected to draw around 400 middle and high school students.

UW-Eau Claire history students are encouraged to sign up to be a judge for the competition. Judges will be responsible for engaging with students on their projects and scoring through a specified criteria.

Students who volunteer to be a judge will be eligible to earn 15 hours of service learning. To sign up to be a judge, use this LINK at the Wisconsin Historical Association Website. If you are interested in earning UWEC Service Learning, send an email to Professor Oberly (

Please consider participating in this wonderful opportunity to engage students in history.