Cecil County Students Participate in National History Day

I would like to congratulate the Cecil County students who participated in the local level of National History Day this Saturday at Rising Sun High School.  I’m sure all of them worked hard and really learned a lot from the experience!  I participated in History Day last year, and really enjoyed it!  As a result, I’ve kept the project going.  You should know this because you’re reading this blog right!?

Queen Anne’s County Public Schools has recently started participating in the event!  I applaude them for this endevor!  However, I understand that the school systems in Kent, Caroline, and Talbot Counties don’t participate.  This is disappointing because students in those counties could benefit greatly from the experience.   I do note though that Easton High School in Talbot County has had students participate in the state level, but there is no organized group there.  I understand that the schools down there are more rural than in Cecil County, but maybe Kent, Caroline, and Talbot Counties could combine with Queen Anne’s County to have a Mid-Shore region History Day.

Kudos to Mrs. Dillaway for doing a great job in organizing this event!

Below are pictures from the Cecil County History Day…

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Gail Dillaway, teacher at Rising Sun High School and coordinator of this event hands a student an award

Mike King and Tony Ohanessian, juniors at Bohemia Manor High School (Lets go Bo!) placed first place in the exhibit category for their project about FDR

Mike King and Tony Ohanessian, juniors at Bohemia Manor High School (Lets go Bo!) placed first place in the exhibit category for their project about FDR

Group picture of participants who won an award

Group picture of participants who won an award

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~ by Kyle Dixon on March 8, 2009.

3 Responses to “Cecil County Students Participate in National History Day”

  1. […] March 8, 2009 · No Comments Saturday 118 Cecil County high school students came together at Rising Sun High School to compete in a state-wide competition designed to recognize excellent in historical research.  These students spent a large part of the sdchool year researching projects and developing presentations that highlighted their findings and they were judged on their projects.  Winner at the county level go on to a state wide competition in April.  Congratulations to the Cecil County scholars going on to compete in the state competition.  One of the other Cecil County Bloggers has covered the event in more detail and with photos so we’ll provide a link to that site so you can read more about the event.   Click here to read the article. […]

  2. Is there a published list anywhere online of all the winners at the Cecil County History Day?

    • Cheryl,
      Thank you for your comment! I do not have a list. However, if it’s okay with you, I will send your email address to Gail Dillaway, the coordinator of the county event and ask her for you.

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