Three students from Calvert County Public Schools advanced to the National History Day Contest after competing at Maryland History Day on April 28, 2018. These students conducted research and completed projects based on the 2018 theme of Conflict and Compromise in History and earned a spot to compete at the state level after winning at the local level.
Julei Darrach, teacher at Calvert Middle School, received the Calvert County History Day Teacher of the Year award.
The students advancing to the National History Day contest held in College Park, Maryland, on June 10-14 are:
- Darrah Clime and Rachel Dorn – Plum Point Middle School, Junior Group Exhibit, The Berlin Wall: Conflict or Compromise?
- Koy Greenwell – Windy Hill Middle, Junior Individual Website, The Black 14
Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “The theme this year yearly inspired some great work. We are so proud of Darrah, Rachel, Koy and Ms. Darrach.”
In addition to the students who advanced to National History Day, three Calvert County students won prizes in special categories. Jackie Wealer of Northern High won the Special Prize in Labor History, sponsored by the Community College of Baltimore County, Labor Studies Program, for her website Publishers vs Paperboys: The Newsboy Strike of 1899. Kayla Bevard and Vina Vo of Calvert High won the Special Prize in Women’s History, sponsored by the Maryland Women’s Heritage Center, for their website Julia Ward Howe: The Fight for Women’s Rights.
Maryland History Day is the culmination of a year-long educational program sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council and affiliated with National History Day. After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research by using libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews. They analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, and create final projects that present their work.