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.



Congratulations to all participants in the 20th Annual Montgomery County History Day held on March 2, 2019, under the theme “Triumph and Tragedy”!  A full list of contest winners can be found at the official NHD website for Montgomery County Public Schools. Congratulations and well done to those advancing to the Maryland History Day competition to be held on Saturday, May 11 at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. More information on the state competition can be found here




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)

First Place (tie)

The Underground RailRoad: A Slave’s Path to Freedom Through Sandy Spring and Beyond  (Senior Group Documentary)

Dylan Moore, Joelle Moore, Bullis School


Strange Fruit  (Senior Individual Documentary)

Caleb Robinson, Bullis School


Second place

Expression From Oppression: The Role of the Great Migration in the Development of Harlem Renaissance Art (Senior Group Website)

Hannah Kim, Imaan Shanavas, Poolesville High School


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

Freedom Summer Murders

Austin Brown, Bullis School


Questions? Please contact History Day Coordinator Patricia Carballo,

2018 contest results