Get Ready for the 14th Annual High School Local History Smackdown!

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Date: April 21, 2016
Contact: Brian Hoduski, 906-483-3026

Are you looking for a night of fast-paced local history competition? Think you can't be schooled by teenagers? Come to the Calumet Theatre onThursday April 28, 2016, and cheer on the high school students vying for the Local History Smackdown trophy!

In this fast-paced competition, 10 teams of Copper Country high school students will field questions about local history, geography, and geology, including two rounds based on photos. Two wrong answers and teams are out of play, leaving the last team standing to take home the Smackdown trophy. Students have been preparing for this event for weeks. Which team will face down the Quizmaster, answer the most questions correctly, AND be the last one on stage to take home the Smackdown trophy? Come and find out!

This year's Smackdown also features several rounds of questions about the National Park Service, which is celebrating its 100thanniversary this year. The Copper Country boasts two national parks—Isle Royale National Park and Keweenaw National Historical Park—both of which are a proud part of our local history. Questions will also address iconic units from across the system. Students were provided with a special National Geographic book about the NPS to mark the Centennial and to help them prepare, so be ready to be amazed at how much they know about our local historyandour national park system!

The Smackdown will take place at the historic Calumet Theatre, located at the corner of Sixth and Elm streets in Calumet, at7:00 pmon Thursday April 28, 2016. The event is free and open to the public.

Additional support for the Smackdown is being provided by the the Isle Royale &Keweenaw Parks Association, Range Bank, River Valley Bank, Aspirus Keweenaw, Pat's Foods, WLUC –TV6, and Homestead Graphics.

For further information, including specific directions to this event, contact Keweenaw National Historical Park at 906/337-3168, or check the web


Last updated: April 21, 2016

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