Poolesville High, Eastern Middle Students Honored at Maryland State House

The Maryland State House honored 10 high school and middle school students from Poolesville High School and Eastern Middle School on Monday.

The students were recognized for awards and honors they received at the 2018 National History Day competition in June 2018. Last year, over 3,000 students from around the world competed in the academic competition at the University of Maryland.

Over 60 students from Maryland participated in the 2018 National History Day competition, but only 21 students from Maryland received special awards at the competition, allowing them to be recognized at the Maryland State House. In order to qualify for the National History Day Competition, students needed to place at the Maryland History Day competition at the University of Maryland Baltimore County in May.

Maryland History Day is a year-long educational program, coordinated by Maryland Humanities. Over the course of a year, students work individually and within groups to create projects that explore historical topics centered around a yearly theme. The theme for 2018 was “Conflict and Compromise in History.”

Maryland Humanities’ Maryland History Day has been open to students grades 6 through 12 since 1999. Although MCPS students were the only ones in the program honored at the State House, the program isn’t just open to public school students—home-schooled students as well as students in private and parochial schools also participate.

The 2019 Maryland History Day will take place on May 11. Students who advance can compete in the 2019 National History Day from June 9 – 13. This year’s theme is “Triumph and Tragedy in History.”

Poolesville High School Students

These are the students from Poolesville High who were honored at the Maryland State House:

  • Holly Anderson
  • Anusha Chinthalapale
  • Julia Corfman
  • Isabel Huntley
  • Calley Mullin
  • Samantha Stewart
  • Angela Wang

Eastern Middle School Students

These are the students from Eastern Middle School who were honored at the Maryland State House:

  • Angelica Frude
  • Paris Ye
  • Lydia Yeh

Photos of Students Honored at State House

Here are some photos from the event, courtesy of the Maryland Humanities staff.

  • Holly Anderson and Del. Kumar Barve

  • Sen. Brian Feldman and Julia Corfman

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Deirdre Byrne

About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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