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What is National History Day?

National History Day (NHD) is a highly regarded academic program for middle and high school students. Each year more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers, participate in the contest. This year students will choose a research topic related to the theme of “Rights and Responsibilities in History,” and the statewide contest will be at UMaine, Orono, on April 12, 2014. Individual students, or teams of 2-5 students, can choose to enter the competition in one of five categories (documentary video, performance, website, exhibit, or paper – individual only) and are judged in Junior (grade 6-8) and Senior (grade 9-12) divisions.

To learn more contact State Coordinator John Taylor (Margaret Chase Smith Library) at or 207-474-7133, or visit the

Maine NHD website  is
Click here for more information about NHD 2013-2014 


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