Four Maryland Students Take Home Medals in National Competition
Twenty-one Maryland Students Total Receive Honors at National History Day
Four Maryland students received medals for projects that ranked among the top three in their categories at National History Day, held June 10 – 14, 2018 at University of Maryland, College Park. Seventeen other Maryland students received Special Prizes, were awarded Outstanding State Entry, or were selected as a Finalist. A total of 62 students from Maryland competed at this year’s national competition.
The National History Day competition involves more than 3,000 students. Competitors traveled to College Park from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, and international schools in China, Korea, and South Asia.
All participants at National History Day won first or second place at the Maryland History Day competition, a culmination of the year-long Maryland History Day program presented by Maryland Humanities. For Maryland History Day, 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.
Jake Blum, a student at Howard High School, won the gold medal for Senior Individual Documentary as well as a scholarship to the National History Academy. Angelica Frude, Lydia Yeh, and Paris Ye— who attend Eastern Middle School in Montgomery County—came away with the bronze medal in the Junior Group Website category. The following students received other honors: Elise Longanecker, Morris Williams, and Xandr Zabel of Baltimore City; Sarah Broadwater, Kelsey King, Ellie Lawson, and Camryn Woods of Baltimore County; Abihith Velumuri, Anjali Vidyasagar, and Colin Wang of Howard County; and Holly Anderson, Anusha Chinthalapale, Julia Corfman, Isabel Huntley, Calley Mullin, Samantha Stewart, and Angela Wang of Montgomery County.