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Nominations sought for historical awards program

The Sheridan County Historical Society is calling for nominations for student or class projects for the 2012-13 Wyoming State Historical Society’s Awards Program.

Nominations can be put forward in two award categories, Young Historian and Junior Activities. The awards are offered by the Wyoming State Historical Society for original projects to encourage interest in Wyoming history among Wyoming students in third through 12th grades.

For the Young Historian nominations, each competing student or small group of students may consult with teachers and/or parents to determine a project topic, which can be based on new or previously unpublished information obtained through interview or research, or the project can be a creative presentation of previously known facts. History Day formatted projects such as documentaries, exhibits, performances, and websites along with their supporting written materials are encouraged as well as traditional essays. The project must relate specifically to Wyoming history.

The junior activities awards are aimed at history classes supervised by a teacher, or organized groups under an adult leader, to encourage the interest of young people in Wyoming history.
Certificates and cash awards will be presented to the first three place winners in each category and age group at the Annual Meeting in September. For more information, please check out the Wyoming State Historical Society’s website at www.wyshs.org or contact Judy Musgrave at judy@musgravemt.com or 751-1919.

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