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Summit Middle School seeking judges for National History Day competition

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Summit Middle School is recruiting volunteers to serve as judges for its National History Day competition on Saturday, April 1, from 8 a.m. to noon.

Organizers said that participants don't need to have a history background to serve as judges, just simply a willingness to contribute their time and talents.

More than half a million middle and high school students are currently competing in National History Day contests by conducting historical research relevant to this year's theme, "Taking a Stand in History."

"The annual theme provides a way to increase students' historical understanding by developing a lens to read history," National History Day executive director Dr. Cathy Gorn said in a news release. "When we chose this theme a few years ago, we had no idea how relevant it would be in 2017."

Students create projects in one of five categories: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance or website.

For more information, contact John Spierling at john.spierling@summitk12.org, Susan Arrance at susan.arrance@summitk12.org or call (970) 368-1242.

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