Finalists Announced for National History Day in Indiana South Region Contest


Finalists Announced for National History Day in Indiana South Region Contest
Finalists advance to state contest in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (February 26, 2024) — The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) proudly announces students have been selected to advance to the National History Day in Indiana (NHDI) State Contest after a successful South region contest on Saturday, February 24. The contest included students from Brown, Hamilton, Hendricks, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Perry, Shelby and Washington counties.
Approximately 97 students took part in Saturday’s contest at Franklin College, with finalists advancing to the 2024 NHDI State Contest on April 20 at Marian University in Indianapolis.
NHDI is a yearlong program dedicated to enhancing history education in Indiana's schools. Students in grades four through 12 explore a historical subject that fits under the annual theme. This year’s theme is “Turning Points in History.” Students use their research to create a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance or website. To reach the 2024 NHDI State Contest, to be held at Marian University on April 20, students must qualify at one of six regional contests.
For a list of South region contest finalists, including student names, school names, project categories and project names, please visit: NHDI South Region Finalists.
NHDI is a project-based, inquiry-based program which encourages students to explore their own passions by conducting research, developing research questions, and then exhibit their individual learning styles through the creation of exhibits, documentaries, performances, papers and websites.
Educators and students alike use NHDI because it allows them to build critical thinking, inquiry, analysis and presentation skills through subjects the students are passionate about. Whether students create mini projects in class or go all the way to regional and state contests, educators and students share in control of the project.
NHDI is presented by Indiana Constructors, Inc., with support from Rooker Family Foundation and Vigran Family Foundation and made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities in cooperation with the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For more information, visit or call (317) 232-1882.


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