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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, March 1, 2023
WHAT: Sacramento History Day Exhibit and Awards Ceremony
WHEN: Saturday, March 4, 2023
2 p.m. Public Viewing of Exhibits
3 p.m. Awards Ceremony
WHERE: Inderkum High School
2500 New Market Dr., Sacramento, CA 95835
WHO: 220 students from local elementary, middle, and high schools
WHY: Students Representing Five Local School Districts Vie for Spot in State Contest
On Saturday, more than 200 Sacramento-area students will use performances, artistic displays, vivid documentaries, Podcasts, and websites to celebrate local history during Sacramento County History Day at Inderkum High School.
Projects reflect the 2023 theme, “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.” Students present exhibits, research papers, and interactive websites. They will develop skills in historical research and critical thinking, and work to improve reading and writing skills.
“The benefits of high-quality, collaborative, robust history, and civic learning are broad and include supporting college and career readiness by creating more positive school climates, which builds strong attendance, engagement, and connection,” said Sacramento County Superintendent of Schools David W. Gordon.
- Elk Grove USD
- Folsom Cordova USD
- Sacramento City USD
- San Juan USD
- Twin Rivers USD
Those earning honors at the county level will advance to the National History Day—California state competition, scheduled to be held April 15–16 at California State University, Sacramento.
About the Sacramento County Office of Education
The Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE), plays a leadership role in the delivery of quality education to the students in Sacramento County, which is home to the California state capital comprising 1.4 million residents and seven cities. SCOE directly educates more than 30,000 children and adults each year—including thousands of district teachers who attend training sessions and workshops. It provides support services to more than 247,000 students in 13 school districts, four of which are some of the state’s largest. SCOE provides technical assistance, curriculum and instructional support, staff development, legal and financial advice, and oversight to Sacramento County school districts. Its programs and services are available to schools, districts, and other county offices of education across the region.
Considered a leader of the Capital Service Region—a 10-county area consisting of Alpine, Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba Counties—SCOE is one of 58 county offices of education in California. Approximately 650 regular and more than 950 temporary and substitute SCOE staff work year-round providing services which complement and supplement those offered by public school districts in Sacramento County.
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