Maryland Honorees at National History Day

Each year over 3,000 students from around the world advance to the National History Day® Contest

See which Maryland students and teachers were honored, who walked away with special prizes, and which projects were awarded medals at the 2023 National History Day® competition.

Maryland Winners and Honorees at National History Day

  • Senior Individual Documentary, First Place

    Student: Abigail Giroux
    Topic: Wade in the Water: How African Americans Got Back Into the Pool
    School: The Bryn Mawr School
    Baltimore City
    Teacher: Matthew Hetrick

  • Senior Paper, First Place

    Student: Laura Civillico
    Topic: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Frontier of Gender Roles in America
    School: Poolesville High School
    County: Montgomery
    Teachers: Jennifer Marks

  • Special Prize and Finalist

    Students: Isaac Koffi-Moyet, Daniel Longe, and Zion Zackery
    Prize: E Pluribus Unum in History Prize
    Category: Senior Group Performance
    Topic: The Northern Dream
    School: Loyola Blakefield
    County: Baltimore County
    Teacher: Samuel Manelski

  • Outstanding State Entry, Junior Division and Finalist

    Students: Diana Ince and Rebecca McCracken
    Category: Group Performance
    Topic: The Negative Impact of the Lewis and Clark Expedition on Native Americans
    School: Eastern Middle School
    County: Montgomery
    Teacher: Ryann Flynn

  • Outstanding State Entry, Senior Division and Finalist

    Student: Charan Bala
    Category: Individual Documentary
    Topic: Black Wall Street: The Majestic Story of Wealth in All-Black Towns
    School: River Hill High School
    County: Howard
    Teacher: Jessica Nichols

  • Finalists

    Students: Athena Devashish and Julia Shi
    Award: Senior Group Documentary
    Topic: Cuneiform: How a Linguistic Innovation Revolutionized the World
    School: River Hill High School
    County: Howard
    Teacher: Callie Casper

    Student: River Gleeson
    Category: Senior Individual Performance
    Topic: The Stonewall Riots: The Event that Changed Queer Life Forever
    School: Howard High School
    County: Howard
    Teacher: Leah Foran

    Student: Cora Wood
    Category: Senior Individual Website
    Topic: First Impressions: The Opening of a New Artistic Horizon in the 19th Century
    School: Long Reach High School
    County: Howard
    Teacher: Lisa Milak

    Student: Liwen Yang
    Category: Senior Individual Exhibit
    Topic: Vivien Thomas: A Pioneer Who Transformed Cardiac Surgery
    School: Bullis School
    County: Montgomery
    Teacher: Tim Hansons

  • Showcase

    Students: Rhia Basit, Ava Milisits, and Kyna Owusu
    Showcase: The National Museum of American History Student Exhibit Showcase
    Category: Senior Group Exhibit
    Topic: André Leon Talley’s Closet: The Frontier of Fashion
    School: Poolesville High School
    County: Montgomery
    Teacher: Stephanie Gomer