The History Day contest is a rigorous, yet rewarding, opportunity for 8th grade students. Students who participate in this program will choose a historical topic based on the year’s theme. After researching their topic in great depth, students will demonstrate their learning through an essay, exhibit, web site, documentary, or performance. The project will require a lot of independent work on behalf of the student, with deadlines for each step in the process. For the student who loves history and is motivated by the chosen project, this competition will be very enjoyable and educational.