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Three Montgomery County students were among those who received commendations at the Maryland Senate and House of Delegates on Monday, Jan. 28. The students were among nine Maryland middle and high school students who received honors at the National History Day competition April 28 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Alexander Herbets from Bullis School, Potomac, won the Special Prize for History in the Federal Government for the Senior Individual Website division. He created a website called, “The Interstate Highway System and the Capital Beltway: A Motorized Revolution.”

Rebecca Levy and Evelien Liu of Eastern Middle School, Silver Spring, were named finalists for their Junior Group Website, “‘We Have Created a Frankenstein’: From Scientific Discovery to International Reaction to the Atomic Bomb.”

The National History Day competition is held each year at the University of Maryland, College Park and involves more than 3,500 students from 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Guam, American Samoa and international schools in China, Korea and South Asia.

Maryland History Day, the preliminary competition to National History Day, has been coordinated since 1999 by the Maryland Humanities Council. It is a yearlong educational program in which students showcase their research through interpretive papers, dramatic performances, historical exhibits, multi-media documentaries and Websites. Over 18,000 middle and high school students from 18 counties and Baltimore City participate in the History Day program. Maryland History Day is open to Maryland public, private, parochial and homeschool students in grades 6 through 12.

The 2013 Maryland History Day state competition will take place Saturday, April 27, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, For more information visit www.mdhc.org.