Boise, ID – 54 Idaho students from across the state will represent Idaho at the National History Day Contest in Maryland this June. These students will be competing with 3,000 other students from across the country for over $150,000 in scholarships. Idaho’s winners from the state contest were selected in April, and now prepare to test themselves against the rest of the country.
“Over half a million students participate in the National History Day program” said Johanna Bringhurst, Idaho’s National History Day Coordinator. “These Idaho students now have the opportunity to test themselves against other state winners. They’ve all worked hundreds of hours on their projects, and I’m excited to see their hard work rewarded with this opportunity.”
One of the students attending, Jarron Kremin from Rathdrum, has been selected to display his exhibit about Francis Marion, a Revolutionary War hero known as the “Swamp Fox” at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Two other attendees, Sean Hancock and Calvin Lemire from Rexburg, received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant allowing them to meet their Congressman and visit the United States Capitol.
In addition to their contests, all attendees will enjoy a keynote address from film maker Ken Burns and can visit a variety of national museums and galleries. For more information about the contest, or to explore your student or school being involved with National History Day in Idaho visit https://history.idaho.gov/national-history-day-idaho.