March 27, 2018 – Over 60 students from all four of Caroline’s secondary schools took part in the National History Day competition, a unique opportunity that enables students to explore the past in a creative, hands-on way.
This year’s theme was Conflict and Compromise in History. Students worked on their projects throughout the school year with guidance from their teachers who helped them understand how to engage in an historical investigation. Teachers with students participating were: Rob Williams, John Hyland, Andrew Buffenmyer, Alan Rausch, Shelby Williams, Linda Echternach, and Tammy Uber.
The day-long competition was coordinated by Deborah George, Supervisor of Instruction, and judged by school system colleagues and local historians: Bill Allen, Eric Cheezum, Robin Daubach, Susan Harman, Keri Hutchins, Suzanne Loefler, Lindsey McCormick, Amy Shepler, Derek Simmons, Michael Souza, Amy Towers, Lynn Willey, and Jennifer Yost.
18 students qualified to move on to the state competition to be held Saturday, April 28, 2018, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).
National History Day (NHD), a non-profit education organization based in College Park, Maryland, offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually. Since 1974, NHD has continuously improved history education by providing professional development opportunities and curriculum materials for educators, and creating the organizational structure for students to enter contests at the local and affiliate levels, with top students advancing to the state and national competitions.