The Tulare County Office of Education will host its annual National History Day on Feb. 8 from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Administration Building in Visalia.
Driving the news: There will be 215 elementary, middle and high school students from 15 Tulare County schools at the event.
- They will present over 100 projects at the competition.
- Participating schools include Clay Elementary, Dinuba GATE, Dinuba High School, Green Acres Middle School, La Sierra Military Academy, Palm Elementary, Redwood High School, Ridgeview Middle School, Sequoia Union School, St. Aloysius School, Three Rivers Union School, Tulare Union High School, Tulare Western High School, University Preparatory High School and Washington Intermediate School.
- National History Day is celebrating its 50 anniversary and is a theme-based research program that showcases original presentations by students about historical issues, ideas, people and events.
- The theme for 2024 is Turning Points in History.
- Sons of the American Revolution member William Nay will be the keynote presenter at the event. He and two others from the Yosemite Chapter will be dressed in REvolutionary War era uniforms. Nay’s talk will include discussion about his seventh-great-grandfather, who fought in King William’s War from 1695-1697 in New Hampshire.