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Annual Maine History Day Competition to Commence in Augusta

250 students will compete for the opportunity to travel to the
National Competition in Maryland

AUGUSTA – On Wednesday, March 23 the University of Maine at Augusta (UMA) will host 250 students from across the state as they take part in Maine History Day, an annual educational competition for all Maine students in grades 6 through 12.  An award ceremony will be held at 2:00 pm in Jewett Hall at UMA.

Maine History Day is part of a nationwide program involving all 50 states and the District of Columbia.  Maine State winners may take part in the national competition at the University of Maryland in June. With the support of the Maine Humanities Council, Maine Historical Society, The Margaret Chase Smith Library, and historical societies from across the State, we are able to provide this opportunity for Maine students.

Each year students prepare papers, projects or presentations that explore a broad historical theme.  The topic for the 2011 competition is Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences.

To learn more about Maine National History Day visit our website at: or the National History Day website at

2011 Maine National History Day
Participating Schools

Bonny Eagle High School    Standish
Bonny Eagle Middle School   Buxton
Bruce M. Whittier Middle School  Poland
Brunswick Jr High School   Brunswick
Buckfield Jr/Sr High School   Buckfield
Center Drive School    Orrington
Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary School Deer Isle
Eric L. Knowlton School   Berwick
  Gorham Middle School   Gorham
  Hartford Sumner Elementary School  Sumner
  Loranger Middle School   Old Orchard Beach
  Massabesic High School   Waterboro
  Massabesic Middle School   Waterboro
  Midcoast Maine Homeschool Center  Bath
  Noble Middle School    Berwick
  Scarborough Middle School   Scarborough
  Skowhegan Area Middle School  Skowhegan
  Thornton Academy    Saco
  TW Kelly Dirigo Middle School  Dixfield