Fifteen Young History Scholars Honored at Nationwide History Competition
(Baltimore, MD) – Fifteen Maryland students received Special Prizes, were awarded Outstanding State Entry, or were selected as a Finalist at National History Day, held virtually June 13 –19, 2021. A total of 54 students from Maryland competed at this year’s national competition. The honorees hailed from Calvert, Howard, Montgomery, and Prince George’s Counties.
The National History Day competition involved nearly 3,000 students in the final stage this year. Over a half-million students participate at the school, district, state, and national levels. Students from all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and international schools in China, Korea, and South Asia participated in the event, conducted online this year due to the coronavirus.
For Maryland Humanities’ Maryland History Day program, an affiliate of National History Day, students create original documentary films, exhibits, performances, research papers, or websites exploring a historical topic of their choice on an annual theme. Advancers to National History Day typically have won first or second place at the state contest, a culmination of the yearlong program.
The following students received honors: Adaline Ruff of Calvert County; Anna Chalupa and Gitanjali Raghava of Howard County; Joshua Fan, Rohin Garg, Noah Grosberg, Thomas Huang, Carol Li, Charlotte Lucas, Ben MacTough, Allen Tang, Andrew Wang, and Andrew Yu of Montgomery County; and Ellis and Lillian Merrill of Prince George’s County.