Winners from the Carroll County Public Schools History Day contest competed against district level winners from other counties in the Maryland History Day competition held Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.
This event encourages critical thinking and helps students develop their skills in research and analysis, writing, and public speaking. Students work on their own or in small groups to create original documentaries, exhibits, performances, research papers, or websites exploring historical topics within an annual theme. This year’s theme was “Conflict & Compromise in History.”
Allison Lord and Parker O’Neill, students at Westminster High School, won 1st place in Group Documentary for “Jeanne White-Ginder: Fighting for Her Son & Compromise.” They are now eligible to compete at the National History Day competition to be held at the University of Maryland College Park from June 10-14, 2018.
Click here to watch the documentary.
Two special prizes were also awarded to CCPS students. The Milton Zaslow Award in Cryptology, sponsored by the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, was awarded to the group exhibit “ENIGMA: Alan Turing in WWII” by Morgan Babylon and Abha Shrestha from West Middle School. Jocelyn Falkenstine from Francis Scott Key High School received the Special Prize in the History of Science and Technology, sponsored by the UMBC Human Context of Science & Technology Program, for the documentary “The Influence of Eugenics.”
Carroll County also honored its History Day Teacher of the Year at the event. This year’s honoree was Stacey Gruber, gifted and talented teacher at Shiloh and West Middle Schools and Westminster, Winters Mill, and Manchester Valley High Schools.