2020 Mid-Winter Conference
The Mid-Winter Conference will be held January 31st to February 2nd at the Charleston Town Center Marriott, 200 Lee Street East, Charleston, WV 25301.
The conference will wrap up Saturday evening with an awards banquet where the top 3 District Voice of Democracy and Patriots Pen contestants and all three Teachers of the Year will be recognized. The Department Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen winner, who will advance to National competition, will be announced.
Additionally, there will be a special guest speaker at the convention a teacher and her student from Nitro High School who were nationally selected to participate in the Albert H. Small Normandy Institute. This program selects a team of one teacher and one student to research the history of a WWII service member from their state. This research included a trip to DC to use the National Archives and a trip to Normandy to visit the burial ground of their selected service member. At the burial location the student then reads a eulogy they wrote about the service member.