March 16, 2013 – Dundalk, MD – Sixteen freshmen and sophomores from Calvert Hall participated in Central Maryland History Day at the Community College of Baltimore County. The following students were recognized and will advance to Maryland History Day 2013 at UMBC on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

  • Ben Poore and Mike Foley – 1st Place Web Site (1066: The Year that Changed England Forever)
  • Paul Phan – 1st Place Paper (Tet Offensive)
  • George Hughey – 1st Place Documentary (The Battle of Midway as a Turning Point in the Pacific War)
  • William Field and Thomas Tennant – 2nd Place Documentary (The Battle of Coral Sea and Its Effects on Aviated Warfare)

This year’s state contest is expected to draw over 600 participants from across the state. State winners will move onto the National History Day Contest in College Park, MD in June 2013.

Information about National History Day Contest:

Each year more than half a million students participate. They choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and conduct primary and secondary research at libraries, archives and museums, conduct oral history interviews, and visit historic sites. After analyzing and interpreting sources, and drawing a conclusion about the significance of the topic, students are able to present their work in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a web site.

In the spring, students enter their work in their local NHD contests where it is judged by professional educators and historians. If the work is chosen as one of the best, students move onto state NHD contests. As a winner at the state NHD contest, students are eligible to attend the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park in June. This is where the best National History Day projects from across the United States, American Samoa, Guam, International Schools and Department of Defense Schools in Europe all meet and compete.