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National History Day awards

May 6th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Each year, National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme, which is chosen for broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. This year's theme was Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences.


217 ACPS high school students participated with 115 different projects submitted. Fifteen projects were judged on the County level and composed of 30 high school students across the District.


Three projects were submitted for Maryland State Competition. They were submitted by Fort Hill High School students, Maria Eckard and Molly Thompson, "Hercules Mulligan"; Graci Sheetz, "Panama Canal"; and Liam Barnes, "General Debate of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882".


Liam was also the recipient of a special prize award, the Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. Award for Excellence in Government History, Senior Division, sponsored by the Maryland Humanities.


Additionally, Ryan Patterson, Mountain Ridge High School, was selected by the Maryland Humanities as the Maryland History Day District Teacher of the Year.