Two hundred history fair projects focused on this year’s theme of “Taking a Stand in History” will be judged by local dignitaries at IRSC’s Kight Center this Thursday (1-12-17). Students from across the District have researched, analyzed, and interpreted information on the topic. Working individually or in groups, they have submitted their findings and expressed their ideas in papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries, or websites. Doors will open at 8 AM for a day-long vetting of entries in two divisions — junior (grades 6–8) and senior (grades 9–12).
According to Kate Ems, event organizer for St. Lucie Public Schools, the first- and second-place winners in each category and division of the District History Fair advance to the state contest in Tallahassee in May. In addition, first- and second-place state winners in each category and division earn the right to represent Florida at the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland, in June.