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2009 National Contest

The 2008-2009 NHD national contest will be held June 14-18 at the University of Maryland.

National History Day has received a $1.9 million gift from philanthropist Kenneth E. Behring to "improve the teaching and learning of history at middle and high schools throughout the country."

Dr. Cathy Gorn, Executive Director of NHD, observed that "Mr. Behring's generosity will enable us to take important new steps to open the window of history to students and teachers. We know the need and desire for history education is out there. Now we have the capacity to serve thousands more. This gift will help us demonstrate that the study of history can be both enlightening and fun."

Please take a moment to view a brief video about Mr. Behring, in which he explains why he feels National History Day is so important to the education of today's students.

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