BCPS students competed and won at History Day district finals

Student participants from Parkville Middle School. Top row: Jordan Lanham, Maeghan Glidden, and Collin Vincent. Bottom row: Rebecca Minch, Courtney Tripp, and Diandrea Wynn

Nine Baltimore County Public Schools students won first or second place awards at the History Day 2011 district finals and are now eligible to participate in the upcoming state finals.

The central district finals were held at the Community College of Baltimore County - Essex on Saturday, March 26, and involved 100 students from public and private schools in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. The statewide finals will be held Saturday, April 30, at University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

The award-winning BCPS students were:

Junior Paper
1st Place - Isiah Manns, Deer Park Middle Magnet School
2nd Place - Rebecca Minch, Parkville Middle School


A pair of Cockeysville Middle School students, Finn Hasson and Aaron Brave, won first place in the junior group exhibit category.

Junior Group Exhibit
1st Place - Finn Hasson and Aaron Brave, Cockeysville Middle School

Junior Individual Documentary
1st Place - Maeghan Glidden, Parkville Middle School

Junior Individual Exhibit
1st Place - Diandrea Wynn, Parkville Middle School
2nd Place - Akshayah Kayamboo, Cockeysville Middle School

Junior Website
1st Place - Juliana Bauerle, Cockeysville Middle School

Senior Website
2nd Place - Burkely Hermann, Towson High School

Terrence Pearson, Destiny Taylor-Betts, Donald Huskey, Courtney Tripp, and Sheriff Adewumi participated in the competition. All of the students attend Deer Park Middle Magnet School except for Courtney Tripp, a student at Parkville Middle.

Coordinated by the Maryland Humanities Council, History Day is a learning experience for students in grades 6 through 12, providing an opportunity for students to conduct in-depth research on a subject of interest and to share what they have learned through creative and original productions. Participating students, working as individuals or in teams, use information and insights gathered from libraries, archives, museums, and oral history interviews to draw their own conclusions about a topic’s significance in history.

Students could select both their project subjects and formats – choosing among historical papers, exhibits, original performances, multimedia documentaries, and historical websites. All projects were required to relate to this year’s theme: Debate & Diplomacy in History: Success, Failures, Consequences.

History Day is sponsored in Maryland by the Maryland State Department of Education, T. Rowe Price, Columbia Gas of Maryland, and the Maryland Department of Planning.

Cockeysville Middle School student Akshayah Kayamboo won second place in the junior individual exhibit category.


Parkville Middle School student Diandrea Wynn won first place in the junior individual exhibit category.


Juliana Bauerle, a Cockeysville Middle School student, won first place in the junior website category.


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