On the Scene at National History Day: Day Three
What a day it was for judging!
Today Maryland’s Senior division (high school) competitors squared off against their counterparts from across the nation and world—including Alaska and Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Department of Defense schools in Europe, and international schools in Asia.
I was able to check out a few of our students’ performances and documentaries and was blown away with the quality of their work—and the energy among the students and their families was infectious. I also had the opportunity to meet the contest’s most generous supporter, Kenneth E. Behring.
Unfortunately, none of the Maryland performance or documentary students made it to the final runoff round, but I would like to reiterate that qualifying for the national contest is a huge honor of which every student should be proud, so congratulations to all 55 of our Maryland participants for reaching the highest possible level of competition in National History Day 2010!
And last but not least, read the Baltimore Sun article about the National History Day “special guest,” an original copy of the Declaration of Independence. The article also features interviews with Calvert County sixth grader Will Bury and Baltimore Polytechnic Institute teacher Dennis Jutras. Read the Sun article here.
Look forward to a report on Wednesday and Thursday’s activities—including the awards ceremony!—as well as many photos on the Maryland History Day Facebook page.
History Day Program Assistant
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