Finalists announced for National History Day in Indiana South Region Contest

INDIANA — 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 on Saturday, March 12.

The contest included students from Bartholomew, Brown, Hamilton, Hancock, Kosciusko, Marion, Monroe, Perry, Shelby, Vanderburgh, and Washington counties.

Approximately 80 students took part in Saturday’s contest, with finalists advancing to the 2022 NHDI State Contest on April 30 at Marian University in Indianapolis.

For a list of South region contest finalists, including student names, school names, project categories, and project names, please visit: NHDI South Region Finalists.

NHDI is a year-long 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 “Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.” Students use their research to create a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website. To reach the 2022 NHDI State Contest, students must qualify at one of five regional virtual contests.

NHDI is a project-based, inquiry-based program that encourages students to explore their own passions by conducting research, developing research questions, and then exhibiting their individual learning styles through the creation of exhibits, documentaries, performances, papers, and websites.

NHDI is presented by the Rooker Family Foundation with support from the Vigran Family Foundation. For more information, visit or call (317) 232-1882.