Wicomico Student Historians Advance to Maryland History Day State Contest

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More than 140 students from Wicomico, Somerset and Dorchester counties competed at the recent 2020 Lower Eastern Shore History Day competition held at Salisbury University. History Day projects this year addressed the theme of “Breaking Barriers in History.”

Congratulations to all the hardworking student historians and the teachers who supported them at the local level leading up to and during the Feb. 29 competition. These students or teams placed 1st or 2nd in the local competition and will now advance to the Maryland History Day State Contest on May 2. The state contest will be held at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Junior Group Documentary 1st Place: Alexandria Jimmerson and Daniel Ngo, The Salisbury Airport, Bennett Middle, teacher Sarah Mason

Junior Group Documentary 2nd Place: Audrey Habermeyer and Madison Cook, Johns Hopkins Disease/Germ Theory, Bennett Middle, teacher Sarah Mason

Junior Group Exhibit 1st Place: Nick Pusey and Ryan Weiss, Harriet Tubman, Bennett Middle,, teacher Sarah Mason

Junior Group Exhibit 2nd Place: Evan Creese, Joshua Briggs, and Tre Dickerson, The Mason Dixon Line, Bennett Middle, teacher Sarah Mason

Junior Group Website 1st Place: Emma Bailey and Nneka Chigbu, Victorine Quille Adams, Bennett Middle, teacher Sarah Mason

Junior Group Website 2nd Place: Matthew Fissel and Reese Malone, History of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Bennett Middle, teacher Sarah Mason

Junior Individual Documentary 1st Place: Joseph Nickels, Oyster Loss in the Chesapeake Bay, Bennett Middle, teacher Sarah Mason

Junior Individual Exhibit 1st Place: TaniRah Hayman, Maryland Women Suffrage, Bennett Middle, teacher Sarah Mason

Junior Individual Exhibit 2nd Place: Ella Vilmar, The Hurricane of 1933, Bennett Middle, teacher Sarah Mason

Senior Group Documentary 1st Place: Anisah Khattak, Felipe Calderon, Gavin Dennis and James Hsia, Into the Final Frontier: The Journey of Voyager I from Earth to Interstellar Space, Parkside High, teacher Nicholas Dudas

Senior Individual Documentary 1st Place: Hannah Park, “Let Freedom Sing”: Breaking Barriers of Inequality Through Spirituals, James M. Bennett High, teacher Meredith McGann

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