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UTEP To Hold "History Fair"

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Friday, February 17, 2012 - 11:13am

EL PASO - Students from El Paso area middle and high schools are once again gearing up for the chance to compete in the name of history during the 15th Annual El Paso History Day from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 at The University of Texas at El Paso.

The theme of this year’s event is “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History.” The equivalent of a science fair for history, student participants will present an exhibit, documentary, performance, interpretive website or paper based on the theme. Last year, a record 352 students participated, submitting more than 180 entries. This year, more than 400 students have registered from 23 schools.

The preliminary round will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in Union Building East and the second floor of the Liberal Arts Building. The runoff round will begin at 1 p.m., and the awards ceremony is expected to begin at 2:15 p.m. in the Tomás Rivera Conference Center on the third floor of Union Building East.

El Paso History Day is an annual event sponsored by UTEP’s Department of History and the College of Liberal Arts. It serves as the regional qualifying contest for Texas History Day in Austin. Winners will be sent to Washington, D.C. for a chance to compete at the national level for National History Day.

Program organizers say the program is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of history in American middle schools and high schools. 


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