Finalists Announced for National History Day in Indiana South Region Contest

(FRANKLIN) – The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) proudly announces students have been selected to advance to the National History Day in Indiana (NHDI) State Contest after a successful South region contest at Franklin College in Franklin on Saturday, Feb. 29. The contest included students from Bartholomew, Brown, Hancock, Johnson, Marion, Monroe and Shelby counties.

Approximately 65 students took part in Saturday’s contest, with finalists advancing to the NHDI State Contest, Saturday, April 25, at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, the Indiana State Government Center Convention Center and the Indiana State Library.

NHDI is a yearlong program dedicated to enhancing history education in Indiana’s schools. Students in grades four through 12 explore a historical subject that fits under the annual theme. This year’s theme is “Breaking Barriers in History.” Students use their research to work individually or in a group to create a documentary, exhibit, paper (individual only), performance or website. To reach the state contest, students must qualify at one of nine regional contests around Indiana — with the South contest being the third of 2020.

For a list of South region contest finalists, including student names, school names, project categories, and project names, visit

NHDI is presented by the Rooker Family Foundation with support from the Vigran Family Foundation and TCU Foundation. State Contest support is provided by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

For more information, visit or call (317) 232-1882