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Attention History Buffs: Una Hosts Scholarship Competition Next Week

Feb. 04, 2010

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - Local high school history buffs are brushing up on their trivia knowledge this week in preparation for the Feb. 12 Tennessee Valley Historical Society History Scholarship Competition. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of North Alabama's Guillot University Center. Lunch will be provided by the UNA Honors Program.

The competition will award three UNA scholarships. A $750 and $500 scholarship will be presented to the top two seniors, while a $250 scholarship is presented to the top junior. The junior-senior scholarship competition will include a written test on U.S. and world history. Participants will also be included in a Big Brain contest, an oral team competition open to all high-school-age students, grades 9-12. The top three teams will be awarded plaques to recognize their achievements. However, students do not have to come with a team or be affiliated with a local high school to participate. In addition to the competitions, student participants will receive a UNA campus tour as well as a demonstration exercise by the students of UNA's nationally recognized Mock Trial program. To register, contact the UNA Department of History and Political Science at 256-765-4306 or mfhickman@una.edu.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/