Every year, National History Day frames students’ research within a historical theme. The 2019-2020 theme is Breaking Barriers in History.
Founded in 1974 at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, the National History Day Contest inspires students to conduct original historical research through project-based contests. The National History Day program takes place in every state, Washington, D.C., American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and international schools in South Korea, South Asia, and China.
This year's Allegany County award winners were as follows:
1st Place Individual Exhibit - Carl Eckard with his presentation on “Thomas Paine”
2nd Place Individual Exhibit - Maria Eckard with her presentation on “Nikki Haley”
3rd Place Individual Exhibit - Graci Sheetz with her presentation on “The Wright Brothers”
1st Place Group Exhibit - Macie McKinley and Caelyn Blocker on “Abolition of Slavery in the United States.
The 1st and 2nd place winners will have the opportunity to advance to the Maryland State competition.
Carl Eckard is a student of Ms. Kayla Hutson at Fort Hill High School, and the other winners, also from Fort Hill, are under the instruction of Mrs. Shera Chandler.