Hawaii History Day is currently in serious need of volunteers willing to serve as judges for student projects. It is an excellent way to gain volunteer hours, support history in our community, and network with other professionals working in the humanities. Attached is a flyer containing general info about the program and options for signing up. Ideally, a judge would be willing to attend one of the fairs listed on the flyer and evaluate student projects according to a provided rubric (it’s very straightforward). The entire event requires only a few hours of your time on a Saturday morning. There is a brief instructional meeting at 8am and you should be completely finished before noon. The event is fun and lively as students (grades 4th-12th) perform, screen short documentaries, and give presentations on historical figures and events. However, if you are unable to attend one of the fairs, volunteers are still needed to judge already submitted papers and websites. Essentially, we will e-mail you a handful of student papers or websites and you can judge them on your own time at your home or office. History Day is a great program that does much to boost interest in the humanities among elementary, middle, and high-school students here in Hawaii. If you have any interest at all please e-mail me (holowick@hawaii.edu) or follow the steps provided on the flyer.
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