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Student historian receives award

About 550 talented middle and high students, along with their proud parents and teachers, converged on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County April 27, to compete in the Maryland History Day competition. Kiley Hurst, a student at Century High School, received a special prize in Historic Preservation, sponsored by the Maryland Historical Trust, for her Senior Paper titled "The Creation of the National Park Service." Her teacher, Sarah Gallagher, received the Carroll County District History Day Teacher of the Year award. Click here to view a complete list of advancers and special awards recipients statewide on our website.

Now in its 15th year as a program of the Maryland Humanities Council (MHC), the statewide program involves over 18,000 students at the school level, representing 17 counties and Baltimore City. Students spend months researching topics that address the National History Day theme and participate in school and county competitions to qualify for the state contest. The 2013 theme is "Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events."

Winners were chosen at their district level for both individual and group efforts from five different categories - research papers, museum-type exhibits, performances, web sites, and multimedia documentaries. First and second place winners will represent Maryland at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest on June 9-13, at the University of Maryland, College Park

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