Fort Ti to host contest

TICONDEROGA - The deadline for student participation in the North Country Regional History Day Contest is approaching.

Students in grades 6-12 from Clinton, Essex, Franklin, and Warren counties have until Friday, Feb. 13, to register for the contest, which will be held at Fort Ticonderoga on Friday, Feb. 27.

Winners at the competition advance to the New York State History Day Contest held in Cooperstown on May 1.

Students and teachers can learn more about New York State History Day at www.nyhistoryday.org.

Registration forms for the North Country Regional Contest can be found on the North Country Region page on the website.

Every year thousands of students participate in History Day contests across the country. This year's theme, "The Individual in History", encourages students to conduct in-depth research into an historical figure and present their work in forms that range from papers to performance art.

State winners advance to the National Contest held in College Park, Md., in June.

Gifts from Wal-Mart of Ticonderoga and Champlain National Bank help support the North Country Regional History Day Contest.

Teachers and students interested in more information should contact Rich Strum at rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org or at 585-6370.

Fort Ticonderoga will open for its centennial season on May 21. The calendar of events can be viewed at www.fortticonderoga.org

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