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North Carroll Middle School History Day Projects

Release Date: 3/10/2010 11:00:10 AM

Students in Marsha Blank’s sixth grade and Krista Reid’s eighth grade classes at North Carroll Middle School will display their 2009-2010 History Day projects on Thursday, March 18, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the school’s media center. The student projects illustrate the National History Day theme, Innovations in History: Impact and Change.
     
National History Day is an academic program which encourages elementary and secondary students to explore historical topics related to a specific theme. Students select a topic and conduct research using primary and secondary sources in order to draw conclusions about their selected topics. The students can present their conclusions through a variety of mediums, including papers, documentaries, websites, performances, and exhibits. Students can compete in History Day contests at the local, state, and national levels.
     
Eight North Carroll Middle School students competed in Frederick County’s History Day contest on March 6. The students submitted two papers and six exhibits for the competition. Projects by the following North Carroll Middle School students advanced to the Maryland History Day contest to be held on Saturday, April 24, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County:
Luca Artista, Grade 6
Exhibit - How the Titanic Improved Passenger Safety
Dorothy MacLean-Blevins, Grade 6
Paper - Evolution of the Typewriter
Mark Shusterman, Grade 8
Exhibit - Leonardo’s Heart Discoveries
Leigh Swistock - Grade 8
Exhibit - Women’s Fast Pitch Softball
 Luca Artista finished first in the Junior Individual Exhibit category. Mark Shusterman placed second in the same category.

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