Broadneck High School Seniors Honored At Maryland History Day Event
Severna Park Voice, June 2, 2021
by Alyson Kay
Two Broadneck High School seniors were recognized with a special award at the virtual 2021 Maryland History Day awards ceremony held on May 2. Gabriella Mills and Natalie Smith won the Excellence in Maryland History, Senior Division honor for their website “A Passage to Freedom: The Underground Railroad.”
Maryland History Day is a program of Maryland Humanities. This year’s contest theme was “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.” Because the topic of communication is so vast, Smith and Mills picked a topic that people wouldn’t normally associate with communication.
“We found all these really cool ways of indirect and nonverbal communication on the Underground Railroad and so we really thought it’d be cool to highlight that because it kind of spins the topic in a new way,” Smith said.