Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Students from area junior and senior high schools competed in the regional History Day competition at Westminster College March 31.
This year's theme, "Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences," was portrayed by students in one of nine categories: individual or group exhibits, individual or group performance, individual or group documentary, group or individual website design, or individual paper.
Schools from Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer, and Venango counties were invited to the regional competition.
Those placing first or second in any category advance to the state contest, May 11-12, at Millersville University. State winners advance to the national contest at the University of Maryland, College Park June 12-16.
Contact Dr. David Twining, Westminster College professor of history and regional coordinator of the event, at (724) 946-6246 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top tier liberal arts college, a national leader in graduation rate performance, and a "Great School, Great Price," according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 38th among liberal arts colleges, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 373 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.