Maryland Honorees at National History Day

Each year over 3,000 students from around the world advance to the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day® Contest in College Park, MD.

See which Maryland students and teachers were honored, who walked away with with special prizes, and which projects were awarded with medals at the 2016 National History Day® competition in College Park, MD.

Maryland Winners and Honorees at National History Day

  • Silver Medalist, Second Place
    Student: Megan Lim
    Category: Junior Individual Website
    Topic: Alfred Russel Wallace: Eight Extraordinary Years in the Malay Archipelago
    School: Accokeek Academy
    County: Prince George’s County
    Teacher: Arun Puracken
  • Bronze Medalist, Third Place
    Student: Parker Nickelsjie-first-place-parker-nickels
    Category: Junior Individual Exhibit
    Topic: Brainstorm!  William James – Pioneer of the Mental Frontier
    School: Northern Middle School
    County: Calvert County
    Teacher: Carli Martus
  • Outstanding State Entry Award - Junior Division
    Students: Christopher Pondoc, Jamie Roan, Sydney Robinson, Nikolas Struntz, Hannah Whang
    Category: Junior Group Website
    Topic: Henrietta Lacks’s Immortal Cells: The Encounter, Exploration, and Exchange That Revolutionized Medicine
    School: West Frederick Middle School
    County: Frederick County
    Teacher: Amy Howser
  • Outstanding State Entry Award - Senior Division
    Student: Matthew Blum
    Category: Senior Individual Documentary
    Topic: Unveiling Decades of Deception: The Tobacco Industry’s Encounter with Congress
    School: Howard High School
    County: Howard County
    Teacher: Mary Curtin
  • Selected to display project at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History
    Student:  Barth Frankenberrysie-first-place-barth-frankenberry
    Category: Senior Individual Exhibit
    Topic: The Titanic: Sinking the Unsinkable
    School: Allegany High School
    County: Allegany County
    Teacher: Kimberly Sloane
  • Selected to represent Maryland at National Endowment for Humanities ``Breakfast on the Hill``
    Student: Paris Smalley
    Category: Junior Individual Documentary
    Topic: Walter Reed and the Exploration of Yellow Fever
    School: Walker Mill Middle School
    County: Prince George’s County
    Teacher: Jeffrey Lloyd
  • Special Prize - U.S. Constitution Award, sponsored by the National Archives and Records Administration
    Student: Brian Holt
    Category: Senior Individual Website
    Topic: The Iran-Contra Affair: Patriotism or Politics?
    School: Huntingtown High School
    County: Calvert County
    Teacher: Jonathan Moreland
  • Finalists
    Student: Olivia Bartholomew
    Category: Senior Individual Website
    Topic: Encounters That Cured the World: Exploring Methods to Create the Polio Vaccine
    School: Bullis School
    County: Montgomery County
    Teacher: Lisa Vardi

    Students: Ana Elhom, Julia LowenthalSGE - Second Place - Ana Elhom, Julia Lowenthal
    Category: Senior Group Exhibit
    Topic: AIDS: Encountering the Unknown
    School: Bullis School
    County: Montgomery County
    Teacher: Patty Topliffe





    Student: Elsa Sellmeyer
    Category: Senior Paper
    Topic: ‘I shall not keep in my bedroom several weeks bodies taken from graves’: Anatomical Exploration, Andreas Vesalius, and the Impact of De Humani Corporis Fabrica on the Trajectory of Medicine
    School: Homeschool
    County: Montgomery County
    Teacher: Sarah Stecher

  • Patricia Behring Middle School History Day Teacher of the Year
    Christina Doepel
    Greenbelt Middle School
    Prince George’s County
  • Patricia Behring High School History Day Teacher of the Year
    Kimberly Sloane
    Allegany High School
    Allegany County
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