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Note: If you intend on participating, you must hand in the Intent to Participate form to Ms. Freeman in rm. 307 by Friday, January 6, 2006.

$1000 Prizes Awarded to Each of the 3 Students on the 1st Place Team

$500 Prizes Awarded to Each of the 3 Students on the 2nd Place Team

$250 Prizes Awarded to Each of the 3 Students on the 3rd Place Team

This is the seventh year that Sheldon Seevak ’46 is offering scholarship prizes to BLS students working in teams of three who produce websites devoted to the topic below.All students are eligible to participate; you do not need to have taken Facing History in order to participate. These projects will be multimedia computer projects that combine print, images, and possibly video and audio. If you wish, you will be taught the skills that you will need to design a multimedia website project during the competition. The projects will be due in late March and will be presented to the judges in April.

Topic for this Year’s Awards: The topic for this year’s Seevak Facing History Prize competition is a person or group in the twentieth century that has taken a courageous stand and, as a result, has made an important difference to society, either on a local, national, or international scale. The topic encourages the investigation of an individual or group that contributed in some special way to building or improving tolerance, human rights, justice for individuals and the citizenry and/or democratic institutions. The person selected could be someone well known or could be someone local, perhaps less well known, but who has contributed something meaningful and important to the betterment of society. Each team will select the subject of their project, research a variety of different sources, and write a core document that is then expanded into a multimedia computer-based project using the latest tools available for website design. Each team will be assigned a faculty advisor who will help with research problems and refining topics and website content.

Examples of successful projects from previous Seevak competitions are available at the http://www.learntoquestion.com/seevak/ website.

Important Meeting for Interested Students:
In order to participate, you must plan on attending one of the 20-minute meetings in room 307 that will be announced in the bulletin and throughout the school.

See Ms. Freeman in the History Department if you have additional questions.