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WKU’s 41st Annual History Contest March 21

WKU’s Department of History will host its 41st Annual History Contest on March 21 at Diddle Arena.

Middle school and high school students from Kentucky and Tennessee will participate in the contest that begins at 8 a.m. at Diddle Arena. An awards ceremony begins at 1:15 p.m. at Downing Student Union Auditorium.

The History Contest consists of objective and essay examinations in Junior High American History, from colonial exploration through 1865; Senior High American History, from 1865 to the present; Junior World History, from ancient times through the Middle Ages; and Senior High World History, from the Renaissance through the Cold War.

First-place winners in senior high competitions will receive $1,000 scholarships for their first year of study at WKU. First-place winners in the junior high competitions will win a $500 scholarship.

First and second place winners in each category also will receive engraved plaques, and silver and bronze medals are awarded to the next 5 percent, respectively. In addition, certificates of achievement will be mailed to students who score in the next highest 10 percent on the objective exam.

Contact: Tammy Van Dyken, (270) 745-3841.

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