A total of 62 middle- and high-school students from schools throughout the state have earned the right to represent Utah at the 2017 National History Day contest in Washington, D.C., this June. They accomplished this honor by placing first or second in their category at Saturday’s Utah History Day State Contest, held at Hillcrest Junior High School in Murray.
More than 400 students representing Utah communities from Logan to Hurricane brought their history projects to compete at this year’s State Competition. Exploring the theme “Taking a Stand in History,” students focused on historical topics ranging from Rosa Parks to Bob Dylan. The projects, which included documentary films, museum exhibits, performances, websites, and research papers, are the culmination of hundreds of hours of research, writing, and creative development over the course of the academic year.
Utah History Day and the Utah Division of State History thanks all of the teachers and volunteer judges for their support of the program and congratulates the winners of the 2017 State Contest. A full list of winners can be found at history.utah.gov/uhd-results
Utah History Day (formerly called Utah History Fair) has operated continuously in Utah since 1980 and is the official National History Day affiliate program for the state. Originally developed and housed at Utah State University, the program was transferred in 2014 to the Utah Division of State History in Salt Lake City. More details about Utah History Day and National History Day can be found at history.utah.gov/utah-history-day.