After months of intensive research and success at district and state level competitions, 10 students from Midland Middle School will present their projects at the annual National History Day competition at the University of Maryland June 15-19. Representing Midland, which is taking more projects to the competition than any school in Georgia for the fourth straight year, are: Julia Cape, Asha Owens, Areille Owens, Adam Ribeiro, Tobare Tasker, Quadasia Love, Heather Franklin, LeMorris Brown, Joe Hird, and Anne Wise.
"I am proud of the hard work these students have put into learning so much about history," said Sue Funk, the students' teacher.
More than 2,000 students from all over the country will compete. Students from Midland will present their research in different formats. Some have done plays, documentaries and websites while others have gone the more tradition route of tri-boards and papers. "What is unique about these projects is that the students are allowed to present their research in a way that helps them better understand the information," Funk explained.
Each fall more than half a million students nationwide begin the year-long National History Day program, competing in a series of history contests in their local districts and states. The top students in each category are selected for participation in the national contest.