Montgomery County History Day


National History Day is a fantastic opportunity for students in middle and high school to learn about history while practicing their research and critical thinking skills. Students perform in-depth research on a historical topic, create a presentation in one of five formats (paper, exhibit, documentary, performance, or website), and receive feedback from judges that helps them learn and improve.

History Day 2019 is March 2, 2019.

Mark Your Calendars Now!

Interested in judging?
To sign up to be a judge at this year’s History Day County competition, Click Here. Judges will need to start the process by clicking on “Create Account” on the main page. 
All judges MUST register using the website this year.  The judging schedule will be generated based on these registrations. More information about the contest and the judge’s responsibilities can be found on the Judge’s Main page.



Congratulations to all participants in the 19th Annual Montgomery County History Day held on March 17, 2018 under the theme “Conflict and Compromise”!  Contest winners can be found at the official NHD website for Montgomery County Public Schools. This page will also provide information for those advancing to the Maryland History Day Conference to be held on Saturday, April 28 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.



The following special awards are monetary prizes provided annually by Montgomery History and generous donors within the Montgomery County community:



African American Heritage (Sponsored by Heritage Montgomery)

Junior Division:
Lydia Ye, Paris Ye, Angelica Frude, The FHA’s Effect on Black Housing: The Legalization of Segregation in American Neighborhoods, Eastern Middle School

Senior Division:
Kianna Dorsey, The Conflict at Hand, The Compromise at Heart: Martin Luther King Jr vs. Malcolm X, The Bullis School


Charles T. Jacobs Prize in Local History (Sponsored by Boyd Historical Society)

Ciara Longsworth, Hannah Fairweather, Emily Crites, Tillman v. Wheaton Haven Recreation Association, Walter Johnson High School


Citizenship Participation (Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Inc.)

Junior Division:
Elsa Sellmeyer, Give Me Liberty, I’ve Got Death: How the Conflict over Chemicals at Love Canal led to the Superfund Compromise, Homeschool

Senior Division:
Julia Corfmau, Angela Wang, Quotas & Quibbles: A Series of Restrictive Immigration Acts of 20th Century, Poolesville High School


Women’s History (Sponsored by Emily and Gary Correll)

Junior Division:
Julia Romeyn Evans, Dorothea Dix: A Compromise for Mental Health, The Bullis School

Senior Division:
Holly Anderson, Samantha Stewart, Calley Mullin, Anusha Chinthalapale, 1977 Women’s Conference, Poolesville High School


Questions? Please contact History Day Coordinator Patricia Carballo,


2017 contest results

2016 contest results