Stephen Decatur Middle School Student Advances to National Competition

Stephen Decatur Middle School Student Advances to National Competition
Posted on 06/10/2014

Maya Knepp, a Stephen Decatur Middle School eighth grader, won second-place in the Maryland History Day's Historical Paper category, in the junior division. Maya's paper was titled, The Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Fulfilling President Truman's Responsibility. As a second place finisher, Maya will advance to the National History Day competition held from June 15 through June 19 at the University of Maryland College Park. (Only the top two finishers in each category advance to the National competition.)

Maryland History Day, sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council, encourages students in grades 6-12 to research events, issues, and historical people in order to present findings in a documentary, exhibit, performance, multimedia presentation, or website.

Eighth grader Jamie Ditzel received the Special Prize in Labor History for her exhibit titled, Extra, Extra. This award was sponsored by the Community College of Baltimore County, Labor Studies Program.