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National History Day in Colorado Seeks Judges and Volunteers

NATIONAL HISTORY DAY IN COLORADO is a social studies and literacy program for middle and high school students. There are more than 12,000 Colorado students who participate each year by research a topic, analyzing information and creating projects. Students can then choose to compete at regional, state and national competitions. The program has proven results including increased academic achievement and student engagement.

THE STATE CONTEST will be held on May 4th at CU Denver on the Auraria Campus. We expect to have 700 middle & high school students, along with their families and teachers coming from across the state to participate. Each year we depend on 200 volunteers and judges to help us run the contest and evaluate student projects. We would love to have you join us at the contest so that you can see in person just how great the program is. 

VOLUNTEERS: are needed for short, 3 hour shifts (you are welcome to stay for longer) to help with set-up and registration, direct participants and work tables, or run-errands for organizers. Volunteering is very rewarding and inspirational, and it’s a great way to show your CU Denver spirit and give back to your community. ALL STUDENTS, STAFF, FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE WELCOME!!!

JUDGES: Judging is truly fun. You evaluate students’ projects and interview them about their work. It is inspirational to see the students’ great work and to feel their enthusiasm and excitement for their projects. It will make you hopeful about education and excited to see students’ knowledge of historical topics. Most judging is from 7:30 am – 1:00 pm. The awards ceremony is at 5:00. You can choose to judge middle or high school students, and  you can choose the type of projects you’d like to judge (exhibits, documentaries, websites, papers or performances).

To register to judge or volunteer, go to For more information contact

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