National History Day to welcome 400 students to campus April 6

UW-Green Bay will host the Northeastern Wisconsin Region’s National History Day competition Saturday, April 6, marking the 11th consecutive year the event has been held on campus. The competition will welcome approximately 400 middle and high school students from 23 schools throughout the region, who will showcase projects on topics ranging from Vince Lombardi and football’s color barrier to Lucille Ball, Title IX and the Civil Rights movement. The theme for National History Day 2013 is “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas and Events,” and students are approaching their projects in a variety of innovative ways, said UW-Green Bay archivist Deb Anderson, regional coordinator for National History Day. The competition will be held in the Kress Events Center and Mary Ann Cofrin Hall. The all-day event begins with an opening ceremony at 9 a.m., with judging taking place from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Awards will be presented in the Kress Events Center at 4 p.m. Winners from the regional competition will move on to state and perhaps national competition. See our news release.