Why Judge History Day?

Why should I judge History Day? Because it's a fantastic way to volunteer your time, connect with students, and learn about history.

  • Community involvement
  • Volunteer opportunity
  • Continuing Education Units
  • Learn something new
  • Free t-shirt
  • Free lunch or dinner
  • Help the youth of Minnesota

To view the History Day Judge video, visit the main Judge page.

Testimonials from History Day Judges

“Aside from the obvious—I get to learn about significant events in history, interact with hard-working young scholars, and give encouragement and suggestions to students about their fine projects.  I would say that judging is a great way to get a free lunch.”
 - Cathy Solomon, Homemaker
“Every time I judge History Day, I come away with the same conclusion—the future is in good hands.”
- Don Hayes, Counselor, Rosemount Middle School
“My reasons for judging are selfish, really.  Every time I judge, I learn a little more about historical events, people, and places.  Every time I judge, the kids just ‘wow’ me with their passion for their topics. And every time I judge, it makes me a little more proud of the generations coming up who realize how history impacts us today.”
- Becky Tarbox, Executive Assistant, Famous Dave’s

National History Day in Minnesota is sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, Department of History
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