Frederick County Public Schools held its district-level National History Day competition digitally this year. The theme was Breaking Barriers in History. The competition’s primary purpose is to teach students research skills.
First- and second-place winners qualified to advance to the state-level contest.
Placing first in senior-level competition for grades 9-12 are Frederick High School student Aidan Carney in the individual website category; home-schooled students Mica Kojic, Curt McGovern and Arleigh Peterson in group documentaries, Dylan Campbell, Joshua Gunter, Matthew Gunter and Robert Thurman in the group exhibit category, Katherine Harvey, Kelly McGovern and Jordan Reid in the performance group category, and Joella Stepp and Trevor Stepp in the group website category; and Tuscarora High School student Chrystel Josel in the individual documentaries category.
Placing first in junior-level competition for grades 6-8 are Middletown Middle student Michael Olson in the individual exhibits category; Oakdale Middle students Gianny Justiniano and Alexander Powers in group exhibit; and West Frederick Middle students Amelia Slagle and Zosha Tluszcz in group documentaries, Canton Wetzel in individual website, Ella Joseph and Lucinda Slagle in group website, and Kezia Abu in the paper category.
Placing second in junior-level competition and also qualifying for state-level competition are Oakdale Middle student Madeline Johnson in the paper category and Urbana Middle students Zahra Aziz, Monica Nadar and Rachel Thyparambi in group documentaries and Arushi Patel in individual exhibits.
Watch for state-level competition results May 2 in the documentaries, papers and websites categories and May 16 in the performances, exhibits and special prizes categories. National History Day will take place virtually June 14-18, 2020. For more information, please visit marylandhistoryday.org.