Each year, thousands of Missouri students put in hours of hard work in preparation for National History Day competitions across the state. National History Day in Missouri offers students at the middle school and high school levels the opportunity to explore global issues through projects such as documentaries, performances, papers, websites, and exhibits. With roughly a month to go until the state competition on April 27, 2019, this episode features Maggie Mayhan discussing how students and teachers can develop programs and projects at their local school as well as past winners who have found success beyond the classroom thanks to National History Day.
Maggie Mayhan is the National History Day in Missouri Coordinator for the State Historical Society of Missouri. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Truman State University. Initially working with the Missouri Digital Newspaper Project, Maggie has been affiliated with National History Day since 2012.