History Day is scheduled for March 28, 2020
Registration deadline is March 6, 2020
History Day is a history competition for students in grades four through twelve. It is conducted at district and state levels in conjunction with the National History Day program. The first round of competition is held in the eight Districts of Virginia. CVCC is the host institution for District One, which includes the following areas: Amherst, Bedford, Campbell, Appomattox, Buckingham, Prince Edward, Cumberland, Powhatan, and Lynchburg.

Students in grades four and five (4-5) are assigned to the Elementary Division. They are limited to the exhibit category only, they can participate as either an individual or as a group, and they do not need to annotate their bibliographies. All the other rules and requirements for an exhibit entry apply, including word count, size, and the process paper.

Grades six through eight (6-8) are assigned to the Junior Division, students in grades nine through twelve (9-12) are assigned to the Senior Division. Students in the junior and senior divisions may compete in any one of nine categories (groups may include 2 to 5 students:

  • Individual Documentary
  • Group Documentary
  • Individual Exhibit
  • Group Exhibit
  • Individual Historical Paper
  • Individual Performance
  • Group Performance
  • Individual Website
  • Group Website

The two best entries in each category, and in each age division, at the District competition qualify for the State contest. The two best entries in each category, and in each age division, qualify for the state competition.

2020 local History Day winners include:

Junior Group Exhibit, First Place: “Breaking the Laws for Love” by Eliza Hayes, Isobel Rice, and Grace Doss, Forest Middle

Senior Individual Exhibit, Third Place: “Connecting a Country: The Construction of the Transcontinental Railroad” by Tammy Cash, Heritage High

Senior Group Performance, First Place: “Breaking The Gender Barrier at the Virginia Military Institute” by WilliamTabor, Willow Lehrer, Shayleigh Cire, and Scarlett Pleasant, Liberty High

Senior Individual Performance, Second Place: “Anne Sullivan: Breaking the Barrier of Communication” by Sara Johnson, Liberty High

2020 Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commemoration Award, Senior Division: “Breaking The Gender Barrier at the Virginia Military Institute” by Scarlett Pleasant, Shayleigh Cire, William Tabor, and Willow Lehrer, Liberty High

All 2020 statewide winners listed at: