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  Print view: 11 Baltimore City Students Win Awards in Md. History Day Competition

11 Baltimore City Students Win Awards in Md. History Day Competition

SOURCE: Maryland Humanities Council

Over 600 Baltimore City middle and high students, along with their parents and teachers, converged on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Saturday, April 28, to compete in the annual Maryland History Day contest.

Aurora Quezada, a student at City Neighbors High School, received first place in the Senior Individual Exhibit category for her project, “The Berlin Wall: Rise and Fall.” Kasha Crafton and Tran Quach, students at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, received first place in the Senior Group Web Site Category and the Special Prize in Financial History sponsored by T. Rowe Price for their web site, “Bolshevik Revolution: The Inevitable Force of Reformation.” Both projects will advance to the national contest.

Nathan Clark, Joseph Laciny, Jennifer Leight, Gabriel McCarthy and Christopher Sterrett, also students at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, received the Special Prize in Labor History, sponsored by the Community College of Baltimore County, Labor Studies Program for their Senior Group Web Site, “Deindustrialization.” Connor Eagleson, Zach Smith, and Samuel Wright, students at Mount Saint Joseph High School, received the Special Prize in Maryland History sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society for their Senior Group Exhibit, “The Oyster Wars.”

RaeLynne Snyder, a teacher at Patterson Park Public Charter School, received the Central District’s History Day Teacher of the Year award.

A program of the Maryland Humanities Council (MHC), the annual Maryland History Day event involves over 18,000 students, representing 17 counties and Baltimore City. Students spend months researching topics that address the a given theme (this year's theme was “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History”) and participate in school and county competitions to qualify for the state contest.

Students showcase their research in one of five formats—research papers, museum-type exhibits, performances, web sites, and multimedia documentaries. The first and second place winners from the state contest will represent Maryland at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest on June 10-14, 2012 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

To view a complete list of students advancing to the national competition, special awards, and teacher awards, visit

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This story was published on May 2, 2012.


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