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Education and Outreach|American Heritage Center

2015 Wyoming History Day Contest

The theme for 2015 is "Leadership and Legacy." Read the full 2015 theme description to learn more at http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/

2015 Contest possible topics: Topics from National History Day Website

2015 State Contest Results

SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO THE NHD RULES

Regional Competitions

Please review the directions for registering (PDF). District-specific information is detailed below.

  • Region (Park, Washakie, and Big Horn Counties): February 25, 2015 / 8:30 a.m. / Worland Middle School / Coordinator: Suzanne Dorn.
  • Region 2 (Crook, Campbell, Johnson, Niobrara, Sheridan, and Weston Counties): March 13, 2015 / Sheridan Weslyan Church in Sheridan, WY / Coordinator: Sharie Prout
  • Region 3 (Natrona and Converse Counties): March 21, 2015 /Casper, WY - Kelly Walsh High School / Coordinator: Ruth Putnam, 307-253-4318
  • Region 4 (Laramie, Platte, and Goshen Counties): March 17, 2015 / 9:00a.m. / Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne) / Coordinator: Mary Jo Birt, 307-322-1518; Jennifer Calvetti, 307-771-2680.
  • Region 5 (Albany and Carbon Counties): March 27, 2015 / 9:00 am / UW American Heritage Center in Laramie, WY / Coordinator: Cynthia Webb, 307-721-2155
  • Region 6 (Hot Springs and Fremont Counties): February 24, 2015 - Dubois High School / Dubois / Coordinator: Gayla Hammer, 307-332-6690
  • Region 7 (Uinta, Sweetwater, Lincoln, Sublette, and Teton Counties): March 11, 2015 / 8:00 a.m. / Boces Building in Pinedale, WY / Coordinator: Ann Noble, 307-367-4209

         PLEASE NOTE: Teton County Schools are now in region 7 and

         will compete in Pinedale

State Competition 2015

The state competition will occur on April 13, 2015, at the University of Wyoming, in Laramie. Register by 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 3, 2015. Deadlines for submitting papers, documentaries, and web sites is Monday, April 6, 2015, at 11:59p.m.

  • You may either submit 3 hard copies of your paper to: Wyoming History Day, Dept. 3924, 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071-2000 or send an electronic copy of your paper to rkean@uwyo.edu.
  • Submit your URL for your website to rkean@uwyo.edu 
  • Please mail a copy of your documentary on a DVD or Flashdrive to WHD, Dept. 3924, 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY, 82071-2000 postmarked no later than April 6, 2015.
  • Submit process papers and annotated bibliographies to rkean@uwyo.edu to be considered for scholarships and some special awards. Check awards in the on-line registration program.

Schedule of Events 2015 (subject to change)

  • Check-In (UW Conference Center)
    • Sunday April 12, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Monday April 13, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
  • Exhibit Set-Up (Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom and Salons C & D)
    • Sunday April 12, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    • Monday April 13, 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
  • Storage for Performance Props (Sunday April 12, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
    • Junior Groups in UW Student Union room 206 (2nd floor)
    • Junior Individuals in Garden Room #2 in Hilton Garden Inn
    • All Senior Entries in the Stock Growers Room in the AHC 2nd Floor
  • Orientations for Judges
    • Sunday April 12, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Hilton Garden Inn, Salon E)
    • Monday April 13, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn Salon E (Continental Breakfast provided Monday morning for judges.)
Competitions
(Monday April 13, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)13
  • All Senior Papers, Documentaries, Web Sites, and Performances - American Heritage Center
  • Junior Group and Individual Documentaries - UW Student Union
  • Junior Group Performances – UW Student Union
  • Junior Individual Performances – Hilton Garden Inn Garden Rooms
  • Junior Papers – Gateway Center Interview Rooms - 2nd Floor
  • Junior & Senior Exhibits - Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom Salosn C & D
  • Junior Group Web Sites –Hilton Garden Inn Salons F & G
  • Junior Individual Web Sites - UW Conference Center - UW & HGI Board Rooms
Lunches
(Monday April 13, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
  • Participants, Teachers, Chaperones - UW Conference Center Salons A & B
  • Judges - UW Conference Center Salon E

Meet Abraham Lincoln (Monday April 13. 3:00 p.m.) Gateway Center Ball Room

Awards Ceremony (Monday April 13, 4:00 p.m.) Gateway Center Ball Room

National Qualifiers Meeting (Monday April 13, 5:00 p.m.) Gateway Center Ball Room

National Competition 2015

The national competition will be held June 14-18, 2015, at the University of Maryland, College Park.


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