Dorchester’s Maryland History Day Winners

CAMBRIDGE — Nine history projects created by Dorchester County Public Schools students won first or second place awards in the recent Maryland History Day event at Salisbury University, advancing the students’ projects to the state level.

In the Senior Division, these North Dorchester High School students won first places: Michael Kroeger and Sabrina Phillips for their Group Website project “Alexander the Great Histogram”; Amethyst Siegler for her Individual Exhibit “The Invention of the Radio”; and Aaron Palamaras, Jocelyn Meyers, and Mia Mennit for their Group Exhibit “The Great Depression: Food Edition.” Their teacher is Scott Baker.

In the Junior Division, Said Calderon, a Mace’s Lane Middle School 8th grader, won first place in the Individual Exhibit category for his project on “Revolution.” Laura Weldon is his teacher at MLMS.

Also, in the Junior Division, there were four first place winners from South Dorchester School. Brycen Coleman’s project, “Were the Civil War’s Tragedies Worth the Triumph?” won in the Individual Website category. “Falsely Accused,” created by Paige Forkum and Julia Crooks, won in the Group Website category. Kacy Willey, Emily Pupillo, and Grace Bradley picked up the award among Group Exhibits with “Four Planes, One Major Tragedy . . . Where’s the Triumph?” And Lydia Yates, Gretchen Richardson, and Madison Werner’s project, “Equal Shares Everywhere” won in the Group Documentary category.

In addition, a group of South Dorchester School boys – Stephen LeCompte, Hunter Rose, J.J. Springer, and Sebastian Hurley won second place in Group Exhibits with “The End of Tea Time.” All of the South Dorchester School students are taught by Melanie Holliday.

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