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Inspiring Young Researchers

Encouraging the Next Generation of LMU Researchers

ORGSP along with various departments on campus support and facilitate research competitions for Appalachian students in grades 6-12. Learn about some of the opportunities below.

Northeast District 2 Tennessee History Day


Lincoln Memorial University proudly sponsors Northeast District 2 Tennessee History Day, part of the larger National History Day research program for students in grades 6-12. Northeast District 2 includes students in Campbell, Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, and Union counties. If you are a public, private, or homeschool teacher or student who is interested in participating in the district competition, register here.

2023/2024 National History Day Theme: Turning Points in History

Each year's theme is designed to assist student in considering a topic from any aspect of local, regional, national, or world history. With this focus, students can begin asking questions that their research will help them answer, including how their topic is significant in history. Through competition, students build their research, writing, and presentation skills. Students can also choose the mode of project presentation that best interests them, whether it be through writing a paper, building an exhibit, developing a website, filming a documentary, or through crafting a performance.

Northeast District 2 competition is November 30, 2023, at the Lincoln Memroial University Harrogate campus. Registration opens on October 2, 2023, and closes on October 27, 2023. The day of competition also includes special opportunities to tour the Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, Lincoln Memorial University's campus, and lunch. Please contact [email protected] with any questions.