North Carroll Middle Students Participate in National History Day Project
Release Date: 3/30/2009 11:02:26 AM
Four students from North Carroll Middle School presented projects for the National History Day project on Saturday, March 21, 2009, in Frederick County.
Sixth grader Serita Lagos wrote a historical paper on Madame C.J. Walker, an African-American woman who created hair care products for African-American women. Sarah Hergan wrote a historical paper, complete with a specially created website, which helped prove that Stephen King really does have an impact on history. Two eighth grade students created exhibits after completing their research. Colby Unkle's exhibit was on Jesse James, and Karlyn Warzinski's exhibit was on Princess Diana.
All four students will represent Carroll County at Maryland's National History Day contest on April 25, 2009 at UMBC, with winners moving on to the National Competition to be held June 14-18, 2009.
The National History Day contest is designed for students in grades 6-12. The students conduct extensive research related to an annual theme and present their findings in one of four categories: exhibits, documentaries, performances or papers. Students develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills while creating their entries. The theme of this year’s contest is The Individual in History: Actions and Legends.