Frederick County’s history is filled with significant events, heroes and milestones. Many local students love the subject and some were able to showcase their knowledge as Frederick County Public Schools held its district-level National History Day competition again virtually this year.
The theme this year was Debate and Diplomacy in History. The competition’s primary purpose was to teach students research skills. First and second-place winners will advance to the state-level contest.
Placing first in senior-level competition were Oakdale High’s James Kern, Zenon Kulyk and Nathan Spahr in the group website category; home-schooled student Liam Grogan for individual documentary; and Oakdale High’s McKenzie Mollica in the paper category.
Placing first in junior-level competition were West Frederick Middle’s Grace Cross and Livi Waugaman for group performance; home-schooled student Robert Thurman in the paper category; West Frederick Middle’s Lindsay Brown, Mikayla Green and Ruby Ryan in the group exhibit category; West Frederick Middle’s Madison Karr in the individual exhibit category; and West Frederick Middle’s Evan Vivari in the individual performance category.
Placing second in senior-level competition were Oakdale High’s Allison Stup for individual documentary.
All of these students will move on to the statewide competition on April 30. National History Day will take place virtually June 12-16. For more information, please visit marylandhistoryday.org.