4-H is Now Part of National History Day

NHD_LogoThe National 4-H History Preservation Program will be supporting National History Day (NHD) starting in 2014. The 2014 theme is “Rights and Responsibilities.”

The NHD national contest is June 15-19, 2014 at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, and two or three thousand teens are expected to come to this event. NHD is in critical need of help with the judging events both in College Park at the nationals and at the state level. Most of the state contests are held between late March and early May. We urge all State 4-H Offices who have an interest to visit the National History Day website, http://nhd.org and locate your state contact. You can also email: judges@nhd.org for this information.

4-H’ers are welcome to participate and complete in the contests according to Lynne M. O’Hara, NHD Director of Programs. The usual requirement is that the student’s entry form must be signed by a teacher, however she says county 4-H extension agents are certainly considered qualified as teachers and can vouch for a participant.

Some state 4-H offices already participate in National History Day. If you plan to have some 4-H’ers compete or you would like to help as a judge, please let us know at: info@4-HHistoryPreservation.com.