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Maryland History Day Successes for WCPS

Posted May 1, 2018

HAGERSTOWN, MD (May 1, 2018) – Washington County Public Schools was represented by a select group of middle and high school students at Maryland History Day on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Several students and North Hagerstown High School teacher Samuel Spinder were recognized with special honors.

Mr. Spinder was nominated by National History Day in Maryland for the 2018 James F. Harris Teacher Award. He will be Maryland’s nominee for this prestigious national honor. The national awards ceremony is on June 14.

In the student competition at Maryland History Day, Boonsboro Middle School eighth-grader Eloise Hartings was selected to advance to the national competition for her historical paper: The Calverts, the Crosslands and the Maryland Flag. Eloise received additional recognition from the Maryland Historical Society for her paper. The National History Day competition will be held at the University of Maryland/College Park from June 10 – 14.

The Maryland Historical Trust honored Monica Becker and Erica Quinones from Williamsport High School with a special award in Historic Preservation for their group exhibit, The Clash of Culture in Alexandria.