Help Students Explore History on April 25

If you enjoy helping others, we invite you to meet some of the Show-Me State’s best students while serving as a judge at the National History Day in Missouri state contest on April 25 in Columbia.

Volunteer judges are vital to the contest, offering feedback to students on their projects and helping top finishers prepare for the national contest.

You can expect to spend the day on the University of Missouri campus, interacting with students in grades six through twelve from across the state. NHDMO’s five competitive categories—documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and website—offer something for everyone!

“We all sit around talking about how we want to do more to get young people interested in history; here’s your chance!”
—Frank McMillian, longtime judge

Judges may volunteer for either a half-day or full-day shift. In appreciation, the State Historical Society of Missouri, which sponsors NHDMO, will provide a light breakfast, lunch, and a travel stipend of up to $50 for those whose round trip exceeds 75 miles.

Nearly 150 volunteers are needed, so bring a friend and explore the Mizzou campus after you are finished helping Missouri students.

Thank you in advance for sharing your time! For more details and to sign up, visit the National History Day in Missouri website or call (573) 882-7083.

Sign Up to Judge