Tennessee students try for national history contest

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – More than 300 students from across the state will be in Nashville this weekend to try to qualify for a national history competition that will be held this summer.

Students in grades 6-12 will participate in Saturday’s Tennessee History Day, a daylong event that will be held at various locations in downtown Nashville.

The students, split into middle school and high school divisions, will present history-related projects in five different categories: documentaries, exhibits, performances, papers and websites.

This year’s theme for the projects is: “Leadership & Legacy in History.”

The students judged to have the best projects in each category will be eligible to participate with peers from across the country in National History Day, which will be held on the University of Maryland campus in College Park, Maryland, in June.