Maryland History Day Meets Chautauqua
Two of MHC’s popular programs will merge at the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival at Garrett College in McHenry on July 8 when Maryland History Day participant Joanna Guy presents her living history performance of women’s rights activist Alice Paul at this year’s Chautauqua!
Guy, who won top honors in the Individual Performance category at this year’s Maryland History Day for her portrayal of Paul, is a 2009 graduate of Southern Garrett High School in Oakland. Joanna already has an accomplished resume: Besides flourishing academically (she is a Maryland Distinguished Scholar in both Academic Achievement and Talent in the Arts and was in the National Honor Society), she has acted in productions at Our Town Theatre in Oakland, participated in local and regional cultural festivals as the National Youth Storytelling Grand Torchbearer, and traveled throughout the state speaking, performing and supporting charitable causes as Miss Maryland’s Outstanding Teen.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about Alice Paul, who as an activist, social reformer, and committed Quaker, held an abiding belief in the equality of all people, regardless of race, social class or gender. For more on this year’s Chautauqua at the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival, visit the festival’s blog.