Three Montgomery County students won special awards for their research and projects at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day competition June 10-14 at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Alexander Herbets, a rising senior at Bullis School in Potomac, was awarded the Special Prize for History in the Federal Government in the Senior Individual Website category for his work: The Interstate Highway System and the Capital Beltway: A Motorized Revolution.
Rising eighth-graders Rebecca Levy and Evelien Liu from Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring were national finalists in the Junior Group Website category for their topic We Have Created a Frankenstein: From Scientific Discovery to International Reaction to the Atomic Bomb.
Approximately 2,800 middle and high school students from all 50 United States, Guam, American Samoa and international schools in Singapore and Shanghai participated in the competition according to the Maryland Humanities Council which sponsors the state finals.
The theme of this year’s competition was “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History.”