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Students go to Ga. National History Day
3.24 Natl History Day
EMS students who took part in Georgia National History Day were, front row, left to right: Anna Sophia Kessler, Brandon Cate, Alex Nabor, Raoul Rego and Allison Exley; and back row: Julia Gonzalez, Nicole Brock, LaShauntis Bowers, Tara Matthews, Courtney Crosby. Not pictured are Sophie Usher and Rebecca Terry. - photo by Photo provided

Ebenezer Middle School students attended the Georgia National History Day competition held at Georgia Southern University on Feb. 18. The students pictured placed either first, second or third at the first district regional competition and will now compete on the state level in April.

National History Day in Georgia is a history education program for students in grades 6-12 and is sponsored by the Georgia Humanities Council. In conjunction with a national theme, students research topics and present their findings in papers, performances, exhibits or documentaries. The theme for the National History Day 2009 project work is “The Individual in History: Actions and Legacies.”

The competition gets students out of textbooks, and into primary sources such as buildings, artifacts, records, interviews or archaeological sites. Students can research any topic they would like, but they must also research primary sources on their topic. Students present their projects at a series of competitions.

There are eight regional contests in Georgia.