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CU Denver History Department Hosts History Day Competition

CU Denver History Department Hosts History Day Competition

Three happy History Day participants!

 Students, their families and teachers traveled from as far away as Alamosa, Grand Junction, Meeker, Las Animas, Durango, and Gunnison.  With 250 volunteers and judges, about 2,500 visitors altogether had the opportunity to check out CU Denver.  Sixty-six students from nineteen Colorado schools rose to the top of the state finals and will participate in the National Contest.

National History Day in Colorado is a social studies and literacy program for statewide middle and high school students. The program is housed in the CU Denver Department of History and works to help prepare students and their teachers throughout the academic year.  For more information or to get involved, visit our website:

Volunteer or intern with us! 

 CU Denver students can work directly with History Day participants for credit or community service hours.  Internship and volunteer opportunities are available. Contact Stacey.pendleton@ucdenver for more information.

 CU Denver students Bryson Cayaban and Aaron Freyta were some of our star volunteers during History Day.  Thanks, guys!  And a big "thank you" goes out to all of our History Day volunteers!