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Anne R. Worrell Middle School Student Award

The Virginia Historical Society will be awarding a $250 cash prize to a middle school student who demonstrates distinction in historical research and scholarship. The award will be given to a student who completes a paper or classroom project that is:

  • Creative
  • Uses primary source materials, and
  • Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of some facet of American history.

To be eligible for the award, a student's name must be submitted by a history or social studies teacher. A teacher may nominate more than one student.

The winner will be selected by the staff of the Virginia Historical Society based on the criteria listed above.

All materials must be received by June 9, 2017. Decisions are final and within the discretion of the VHS.

How to nominate a student

If you have a student who has done an exceptional paper or project, please submit the nomination form along with any other information that will help us evaluate the project, such as videos, newspaper articles, photographs, or web addresses. Unfortunately, these materials cannot be returned. Group projects will not be considered.

Send materials to:

William B. Obrochta
Manager of Educational Services
Virginia Historical Society
P.O. Box 7311
Richmond, VA 23221-0311

Bill Obrochta

William B. Obrochta, Manager of Educational Services

Do you have a question about the educational resources we offer at the Virginia Historical Society. You may contact me at 804.342.9651 or wobrochta@vahistorical.org. I look forward to speaking with you.

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