High Schoolers Celebrate History Day on Fairfax Campus

Posted: March 3, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The History and Art History Department celebrates History Day on Saturday with “Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events,” a competition for junior high and high school students. Three hundred students from 15 schools, including Chantilly High School, Robinson Secondary School, Fairfax High School, and West Springfield High School, are participating.

The competition categories are historical papers, individual exhibits, group exhibits, individual performances, group performances, individual documentaries, and group documentaries. Students discuss a variety of topics, such as “The Bomb: Man Comes of Age,” “The Great Depression,” and “Photography During the Civil War as a Turning Point that Changed the Face of War Coverage.” Contest winners participate in the state championship in Williamsburg in May. The competition is open to the general public and begins at 10 a.m. in the Johnson Center. For more information, call x31254.

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