National History Day regional competition Wednesday at NSU

ABERDEEN, S.D. ( – Northern State will be hosting a National History Day regional competition on Wednesday, March 13.

The event, which runs from 8 a.m. to Noon at the NSU Student Center and Williams Library, will feature about 225 middle and high school students from a variety of schools.

Ric Dias, Professor of History at NSU, talked about the event.

He said that this year’s theme is “Triumph and Tragedy.”

There will be more than a half million students nationwide participating in the event. Schools that will be bringing students to Northern include Britton Hecla, Florence, Henry, Sioux Valley Summit, Waverly-South Shore, Wilmot and Ellendale, N.D.

Dias said that he would like to grow the event. Interested schools should contact him at or

Dias said the competition brings History to life.