The internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, the accomplishments of Mahatama Ghandi and the 1970 riots at Kent State University will be among the topics examined by participants in the 2014 History Day competition Saturday, Feb. 22, at Washburn University. The competition will take place from 8 a.m. to noon and is sponsored by the Washburn University history department.
Students from 12 middle, junior and senior high schools and a home school organization will compete as individuals and teams according to grade level in the categories of performance, papers, projects and electronic media. They will be challenged to demonstrate their knowledge of the historical context of their chosen subject in terms of the intellectual, physical, social and cultural setting in which events took place.
"Rights and Responsibilities" is the theme of this district three contest. The district includes the counties of Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Lyon, Nemaha, Osage, Shawnee and Wabaunsee.
First and second place winners in each category will be recognized at an awards ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Washburn Room, Memorial Union. Winners will be invited to participate in the state contest April 19 at Washburn University.
Dena Anson, 785-670-1711