The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) offers an annual program with students around the state called National History Day in Kentucky. It’s basically a history “convention” for 4th-12th grade students. It revolves around an overall theme (this year is “Leadership and Legacy”) but can range in a variety of topics.An unprecedented number of students have participated in regional National History Day contests this year.
There are five categories to be judged – papers, exhibit boards, websites, documentaries, and performances. As a judge, your responsibilities are to review projects, talk to enthusiastic students, and rank the projects based on established criteria. Judging volunteers can indicate their preferred category. Specific category instructions can be found on the KHS website under the heading, “Volunteer to be a NHD Judge.”
The day for judges begins at 8:00 with orientation (breakfast is provided), judging begins at 9:00 and lasts until 12 or so, with lunch (also provided) following so judges can finish up their scoring. Judges should be finished around 1 pm.
Here’s the online registration link (https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=181328239) for volunteers. If you have any questions, please contact Ashlee Chilton, Museum Educator at KHS, through her work email at firstname.lastname@example.org.