National History Day State Finals Competition Is Scheduled

The 7th Annual National History Day State Finals for Oregon middle and high school students are set for April 20 on the campus of Willamette University, Salem.

The event will draw 95 entries involving 165 students, 27 teachers and 19 schools from eight school districts including Astoria, Baker City, The Dallas, Medford, Pendleton, Corvallis, Beaverton and Madras.

The competing students, who are local and regional contest winners, will present papers, individual and group documentaries, exhibits and performances focused on revolution, reaction and reform in history.

Judging will take place in Willamette's Eaton Hall and Smullin Hall from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The awards ceremony, with featured speaker Norma Paulus, executive director of the Oregon Historical Society, will be in Cone Chapel at 3:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by Willamette University, Oregon Historical Society, Southern Oregon Historical Society, Columbia River Maritime Museum, National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, Columbia George Discovery Center and the Umatilla County Historical Society.

The event is free and open to the public.

Event coordinators are Cara Ungar and Tania Hyatt-Evenson, Oregon Historical Society, and Jennifer Jopp and Rosalyn Edelson, Willamette University. For more information, call 503-375-5451.