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Southern New Mexico students compete in history contest

New Mexico State University's Public History Program and the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum will host the Southern New Mexico History Day Contest from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 15.

and high school students in the area will compete with papers, exhibits, documentaries and performances. Students have researched history topics of their choice related to this year's theme, "Revolution, Reaction and Reform in History."

"This is an exciting opportunity for our local students to gain historical knowledge and learn new skills for presenting that knowledge," said Jon Hunner, director of the New Mexico State Public History Program.

The top three winners in each category will go on to the state competition in Albuquerque in April. State winners will advance to the national competition in Washington, D.C., in June.

The contest is part of National History Day, a nonprofit educational program dedicated to improving the teaching and learning of history in secondary schools. The local contest is sponsored by the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities.

The awards ceremony for the contest will end the competition from 2 to 3 p.m.

For more information about the contest, call Leslie Bergloff, area coordinator, at (505) 524-7856. National History Day information can be found at http://www.nationalhistoryday.org.

Julie M. Hughes
March 12, 2002