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51 Students Represent Minnesota in History Day Competition

51 students across Minnesota will represent the state at the National History Day Competition in June at the University of Maryland, College Park. This year's theme, "Triumph and Tragedy in History" encouraged students to choose a topic in history from ancient to recent times and demonstrate how the event was either a triumph or tragedy or both. Students were asked to explain time, place, and context, cause and effect, change over time, impact and significance,
when and where events happened, why events occurred, and what factors contributed to their development. They were also encouraged to use both primary and secondary sources to tell their stories.

History Day is co-sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota.

Congratulations to all participants and good luck to the finalists in June!

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