Parkville Middle Dominates Maryland History Day Contest

Six Baltimore County Public Schools students who earned honors in the Baltimore County district competition of the Maryland History Day contest will advance to the state competition. Five of those students were from Parkville Middle School.

The Maryland History Day contest, coordinated by Maryland Humanities, challenges students in Grades 6-12 to create original documentaries, exhibits, performances, research papers, or websites related to an annual theme. The theme for 2024 is “Turning Points in History.” Students can work independently or in small groups.

The Baltimore County competition was held on March 9 at Towson University. The honored students and
their projects are:
1st Place in Individual Exhibit category/Junior Division
Sweetness David-Adesua, Parkville Middle School
Project: “ASTRO BOY: Post-War Japan, Osamu Tezuka, a Legacy”

1st Place Individual Exhibit category/Senior Division
Lila Kassouf, George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology
Project: “How the STOP ERA Movement Reshaped Modern Feminism”

1st Place in Paper category/Junior Division

Isaac Strittmatter, Parkville Middle School
Project: “How the Creation of the Atomic Bomb Changed the World Forever”
2nd Place in Paper category/Junior Division

Roger Dennison, Parkville Middle School
Project: “The Turning Point for Protected Lands”
2nd Place in Individual Documentary category/Junior Division

Maaz Ijaz, Parkville Middle School
Project: “The Colombian Exchange”
2nd Place in Individual Website category/Junior Division

Jacob Santos, Parkville Middle School
Project: “The Thirty Years’ War Impact on History”
The state competition will be held on Saturday, May 4. Those who do well at the state level can advance
to the national competition

Benjamin Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later in 2022.