Sheridan to Host History Day Competition Next Week

More than 60 students from five schools and three counties will be in Sheridan next week for the regional Wyoming History Day Competition.

The event will be on Wednesday and isn't open to the public. The contest inspires students to learn critical thinking skills through historical research, based on a theme each year. This year's theme is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.”

Students can choose to convey their research in one of five ways, by creating an exhibit, documentary, website, performance or paper.

Participants include students from Holy Name Catholic School in Sheridan, Tongue River Middle School in Ranchester, Big Horn Middle School in Big Horn, Clear Creek Middle School in Buffalo and Upton Middle School in Upton.

Those who place at next week's regional competition will have the opportunity continue on to the state competition, which will be April 14-15 in Laramie. Students who place in the state competition will go on to the National History Day competition held June 9-13 in College Park, Maryland.

History Day competitions are held in all 50 states and in Washington D.C., American Samoa, Guam and at international schools in Asia.

The competition in Sheridan is one of seven regional competitions held in Wyoming. According to Sharie Prout, who's the regional competition coordinator here, the competition is open to any student in grades 6 through 12, as long as an adult serves as the student's coach.

Send us a News Tip!

Have a news tip?
Use our anonymous form to let us know.