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Students represent county in national History Day contest

June 15, 2007

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Students, teachers and special guests are participating in competitions and other activities during this week's National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland.

Lindsey Beall and Megan Duckworth represented E. Russell Hicks Middle School and Washington County Public Schools after advancing through county and state competitions with their exhibit, "New London Texas School Explosion."

World-renowned documentary filmmaker Ken Burns welcomed attendees in opening ceremonies on Sunday, June 10, on the lawn in front of McKeldin Library. Wednesday's schedule included a presentation at the National Archives by the Archivist of the United States.

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