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Essay contest asks students to tackle migration in history

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The Utah History Fair invites all Utah students in fourth through 12th grade to research and write papers for their regional history fairs next spring.

The 1998 theme is: "Migration in history: people, culture, ideas.""This year's theme deals with the movement of people and ideas across the globe," said Michael Johnson, Utah History Fair director. "Students may explore events from any time period or any area of the globe, but their topic should be closely related to the migration theme."

To enter the history fair, the students must select a topic related to the theme, do extensive research, and then present their information in one of four ways.

Their findings may be presented in an essay, an exhibit, a dramatic performance or an audio/visual program.

Presentations are judged in the spring in regional history fairs held across the state. Regional winners in sixth through 12th grade advance to a state history fair, and state winners are invited to a national contest in Washington, D.C.

For entry information, call Michael Johnson at 1-435-797-3633.