Students Advance at National History Day
Competition is stiff and tension is high at the National History Day competition at University of Maryland, College Park!
On Tuesday, advancers in the junior division were announced and two Marylanders were among them. Ryan Burton from Milton Somers Middle School in Charles County advanced his documentary on Benjamin O. Davis.
Alanna Natanson, from Eastern Middle School in Montgomery County, advanced for her performance “That Flanagan Woman: the Story of Hallie Flanagan in Three Parts.
Senior division advancers were announced Wednesday with three Marylanders among them. Christopher Perdue of Perdue Academy was a Senior Individual Performance finalist for his performance, “Ne’er To Be Forgotten: The Legacy of Robert Burns.”
Lauren White (pictured with teacher Mary Casey) of Huntingtown High School in Calvert County was a Senior Individual Documentary finalist for “Art as Activism: The Compelling Paintings of Ben Shahn.”
Nathan Rehr of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore City was a Senior Individual Documentary finalist for “Sargent Shriver: From Idealism to Institution.”
Finally, Faith Chung of Patuxent Valley Middle School in Frederick County was a Junior Individual Exhibit finalist for “Gustave Eiffel: Magician of Iron.”
The competition will be completed on Wednesday and on Thursday the National History Day winners will be announced. Congratulations to all finalists and best wishes in the final round!