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News Release, Calvert County Public Schools
Prince Frederick, MD- The Calvert County History Fair celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday with nearly 150 students participating in the event. The Calvert County History Fair is a stepping stone for CCPS students to participate in Maryland History Day and perhaps National History Day in June.
Contestants chose topics related to the theme Breaking Barriers and conducted extensive research through libraries, archives, museums, oral history interviews, and historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting their sources and drawing conclusions about their topics’ significance in history, students presented their work as a paper, website, exhibit, performance, or documentary.
Sixty-eight students received awards for their hard work and excellent scholarship, and Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller was on hand to present the awards for the two top projects. Plum Point 7th grader Sophie Penix won the J. Blaine Adams Award for Most Outstanding Junior Division Project, and Calvert High senior Angel Gingras was awarded the Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller Award for Most Outstanding Senior Division Project, which is given in honor of Senator Miller.
Two students in each category will advance to the Maryland History Day competition on May 2 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.