General Interest Items – January 22, 2014

Posted on Jan 19 2014 in General by admin

2.1 National History Bee – Register by January 24
2.2 Lego Shipbuilding Family Event – Norfolk – February 8

 

2.1 National History Bee – Register by January 24

Register by January 24, 2014. Online qualifying exams run from January 6 to 24, 2014. Regional Finals run February to April. National Finals (held in Atlanta, GA) are June 6 through 8, 2014. Individual registration is $75/student.

The National History Bee is a multi-stage competition that starts in the home. Students take an online exam that compares them to thousands of other young history-lovers across America, and they then advance to Regional competitions in the Spring and eventually the National Finals in June where the winner receives a $5,000 prize!

To register, or for more information, visit www.historybee.com. For questions, please contact via email (info@historybee.com) or by phone (864-475-1776).

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2.2 Lego Shipbuilding Family Event – Norfolk – February 8

Hampton Roads Naval Museum (HRNM)
1 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA

Saturday, February 8, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free family event is open to all. Bring your very best LEGO ship (kits, from scratch–anything!) to share or build one at the event with materials provided. After 2 p.m., the museum staff will choose five winners from designated age groups.

During the day, hear and see staff discuss LEGO shipbuilding and pick up their new designs for the coming year. New ships this year include the USS Onondaga; USS Maine, and CSS Nansemond. By the way, do your students know why we remember the USS Maine?

See the website for more information, contact the HR Director at hrnavalmuseum@navy.mil

www.history.navy.mil/museums/hrnm/index.html

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