Garrett County students excel at district level of Maryland History Day competition

March 31, 2020

Garrett County Republican, March 26, 2020
by Staff Reports

OAKLAND — Maryland History Day is a program of Maryland Humanities and is an affiliate of National History Day.

Each year, more than 25,000 middle and high school students in classrooms throughout Maryland immerse themselves in in-depth research and create individual or group original documentaries, exhibits, performances, research papers, or website that explore a breadth of historical topics within an annual theme. The 2019-20 theme is “Breaking Barriers in History.”

Students’ progress through competitions at the school, district, state, and national levels. Garrett County Schools hosted school-level competitions at Northern and Southern Middle Schools on Feb. 26.

About 20-30 students pose, some kneeling in front of other standing, in a school cafeteria.
Image courtesy of Garrett County Republican

The first- through fourth-place winners in each category advanced to the district level competition held March 11 at Northern Middle School.

Anna Keneda, Maryland Humanities-Maryland History Day outreach and professional development coordinator, attended this year’s district competition.

“The amount of work students put into these projects is astounding,” Keneda said.

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