Nearly 700 middle and high school students gathered to display their extensive historical research at the 2018 Maryland History Day competition. The competition, held on April 28 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), is the culmination of a year-long program presented by Maryland Humanities that saw more than 27,000 students participate at the school level.
During the Maryland History Day event, Sara Huelskamp, an 8th grade student at Northern Middle School, received a special award as the winner of the Award for Excellence in Civic Action and Engagement, sponsored by the Maryland Council for Social Studies, for her exhibit “I Ain’t Afraid”, The 1963 Children’s Crusade. This prize is awarded to an outstanding entry whose research and presentation relates to an individual, group, or organization that worked toward and succeeded in making a difference in the civic life of their community, state, or nation.
Ms. Huelskamp’s social studies teacher is Amanda Wilburn.
Maryland History Day is presented by Maryland Humanities in partnership with National History Day; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and participating school districts.
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