Two Carroll County Public Schools students received Special Prizes at the virtual Maryland History Day state competition.
- Sumiya Rahaman, a 10th grade student at Westminster High School, received the Excellence in Labor History award for her documentary project entitled Tiananmen Square Massacre: Censorship of Communication.
- Natalie Castonguay, a 6th grade student at West Middle School, received the Excellence in Maryland History award for her website project, Union Mills Homestead Rural Free Delivery.
In addition, Bethanie Leader, an Advanced Academics teacher at Mt. Airy and Northwest Middle Schools, was recognized as the Maryland History Day Teacher of the Year for Carroll County.
Each year more than 25,000 middle and high school students in classrooms throughout Maryland immerse themselves in in-depth research and create original documentaries, exhibits, performances, research papers, or websites exploring a breadth of historical topics. Working solo or in small groups, students create original documentaries, exhibits, performances, research papers or websites focusing on an annual theme.
Students progress through competitions at the school, district, state, and national levels. Students from public, private, parochial, home, and cyber schools are welcome to participate. District contests are held throughout Maryland every February and March.