Area students in middle and high schools will demonstrate their skills in interpretation of historical topics during History Day this month at Sheridan’s Wesleyan church on Brundage Lane.
The observance will be on March 11, although times of the event are not yet finalized. Mikayla Larrow, who’s executive director of the Sheridan County Museum, said the Wyoming State Historical Society sponsors History Day every year within the state’s schools.
Wyoming’s History Day is part of a nationwide observance that engages students in grades 6-12. Larrow said students involved locally are usually middle schoolers. She said the event in Sheridan is regional so will draw students from throughout Sheridan County and the surrounding area.
She said the students’ projects don’t just focus on Wyoming history. In the past, student projects have looked at both world wars and westward expansion, among their subjects.
Projects will be judged and awards presented on the morning of March 11, then the event will be opened free to the public.
Larrow said she encourages area residents to come to the event and talk with the students. She said attending the event is a great way to show support for the youth.