On Jan. 15, over 300 Urbana Middle School students took part in the school level National History Day exhibition and competition night. National History Day is a historical research competition that takes place every year nationwide. This year’s theme is Triumph and Tragedy. Students choose any historical topic that fits the theme, then present it in a variety of ways. Projects can be exhibit boards, websites, performances or research papers.
This is the fifth year that Urbana Junior High has taken part in the competition and it is the first year that all 6th-graders took part.
Sixty-five students from the Middle School and a performance group from Urbana High School will represent the district at the Region 7 Competition in Piqua on March 2. Urbana has sent hundreds of students to regional and state level competition and three to the national level competition that takes place each summer in Maryland.
National History Day is an important part of the Project Based Learning program that Urbana is embracing to encourage academic excellence.
Submitted by the Urbana school district.