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Advisory: Sacramento Students to Compete at 2023 History Day

Hundreds of Students from Five Districts Vie for Spot in State Contest

SCOE Media Advisory

Contact: Xanthi Soriano, Executive Director, Communications
Phone: (279) 789-1601 • Email:

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.

Participating Districts

  • 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.