Northern Middle School National History Day

Northern Middle School National History Day at Deep Creek Lake, MD

Pictured from left: Owen Miller, Amelia Wilburn, Abigail Secrist, Rowan Wind, and Kelsey Schmidt.

Recently, five students represented Northern Middle School at the Maryland History Day competition at UMBC, sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council. They joined over 500 middle and high school students from across the state in showcasing their original documentary films, exhibits, and websites that reflect a year’s worth of historical research on the theme “Turning Points in History.”

Two students were recognized for their projects. For her documentary entitled “Revamping the Biased and Discriminatory Ways of The Law: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Impact and Influence on The Law and World as We Know Today,” Rowan Wind received the Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. Award for Excellence in Government History, Junior Division, sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council. Amelia Wilburn placed second in the Junior Division Individual Website category for her project entitled “The Sound of Young America”: Motown’s Impact on Music and Society. She will advance to the National History Day competition on June 10, 2024, at the University of Maryland College Park, where she will compete with students from across the United States and its territories.