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.