Maryland Honorees at National History Day

Each year over 3,000 students from around the world advance to the 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 2017 National History Day® competition in College Park, MD.

Maryland Winners and Honorees at National History Day

  • Silver Medalist, Second Place, Junior Individual Website
    Student: Abigail Setzfand
    Category: Junior Individual Website
    Topic: Lewis Hine: Focusing the Lens on Child Labor
    School: Northern Middle School
    County: Calvert County
    Teacher: Devin Page
  • Bronze Medalist, Third Place, Junior Paper
    Student: Bronwyn Patterson
    Category: Junior Paper
    Topic: Trees Not Tyranny: The Stand of Wangari Maathai
    School: Annapolis Middle School
    County: Anne Arundel
    Teacher: Philip Casolo
  • Bronze Medalist, Third Place, Senior Individual Documentary
    Student: Jake Blum
    Category: Senior Individual Documentary
    Topic: Beyond the Shadow of Agent Orange: Veterans Stand for Justice
    School: Howard High School
    County: Howard County
    Teacher: Danelle Brennan
  • Outstanding State Entry Award - Junior Division
    Students: Tyler Cassidy and Edward Williams
    Category: Junior Group Website
    Topic: Brown v. Board of Education of Calvert County: Taking a Stand for African-American Teachers
    School: Plum Point Middle School
    County: Calvert County
    Teachers: Merry Ellen McGown and Susan Cox
  • Outstanding State Entry Award - Senior Division
    Student: Matthew Palatnik
    Category: Senior Papers
    Topic: Jane Jacobs: People-Centered Cities and the Fight for Social Justice in Urban Planning
    School: Poolesville High School
    County: Montgomery County
    Teacher: Allison Wilder
  • Selected to display project at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History
    Students: Na Hye Kim and Theresa Dollar
    Category: Senior Group Exhibit
    Topic: Alfred Wegener and His Stand for Continental Drift
    School: Poolesville High School
    County: Montgomery County
    Teacher: Daniel McKenna
  • Selected to show documentary at the National Museum of African American History and Culture
    Student: Jason Taylor
    Category: Junior Individual Documentary
    Topic: Coach Lincoln Phillips: Taking a Stand against the NCAA
    School: Ellicott Mills Middle School
    County: Howard County
    Teacher: Cindy Waugh
  • Selected to represent Maryland at National Endowment for the Humanities ``Day on the Hill``
    Student: Tejal Schwartz
    Category: Junior Individual Performance
    Topic: Project C and the Birmingham Children’s Crusade: How the Children Marched to End Segregation
    School: Roland Park Elementary Middle School
    County: Baltimore City
    Teacher: Alexandra Fleming
  • Special Prize - Equality in History Award
    Students: Nicole Bachman, Sonia Goyal, and Sydney Shin
    Category: Junior Group Documentary 
    Topic:
    Justin Dart Jr.: The Father of the Americans with Disabilities Act
    Category: Junior Group Documentary
    School: Lime Kiln Middle School
    County: Howard County
  • Scholarship to the University of Maryland, College Park
    Student: Na Hye Kim
    Category: Senior Group Exhibit
    Topic: Alfred Wegener and His Stand for Continental Drift
    School: Poolesville High School
    County: Montgomery County
    Teacher: Daniel McKenna
  • Finalists
    Student: Emmeline Murphy
    Category: Junior Paper
    Topic: Taylor Manor: Taking a Stand for Mental Health
    School: Ellicott Mills Middle School
    County: Howard County
    Teachers: Gregory Mushro and Kathy Manley


    Students: Na Hye Kim and Theresa Dollar
    Category: Senior Group Exhibit
    Topic: Alfred Wegener and His Stand for Continental Drift
    School: Poolesville High School
    County: Montgomery County
    Teacher: Daniel McKenna


    Student: Matthew Heymann
    Category: Senior Individual Website
    Topic: E. Cuyler Hammond: The Stand against Cigarettes
    School: Bullis School
    County: Montgomery County
    Teacher: Sara Romeyn


    Students: Christopher Pondoc and Jamie Roan
    Category: Senior Group Website
    Topic: The Inability to Take a Stand: The Navajo Nation and the Need for Uranium
    School: Frederick High School
    County: Frederick County
    Teacher: Beth Strakonsky


    Students: Alice Walker and Maria Phelps
    Category: Senior Group Documentary
    Topic: Candace Lightner: She Got M.A.D.D.
    School: Poolesville High School
    County: Montgomery County
    Teacher: Allison Wilder

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