Historical Society of
Mount Airy, Maryland, Inc.
Carroll County History Day - Student Project 2021: "Cavalry and Communication (and the small town stuck in the middle)", a project submitted by our own Riley Spencer, a student at Mount Airy Middle School, He did an outstanding job with this documentary, and was awarded Outstanding Local History Award by the Historical Society of Mount Airy, Outstanding Historical Research Award by Carroll County Historical Society, and came in 2nd in his division for middle school documentaries.
Carroll County History Day will be held on February 26, 2022 at Westminster High School (snow date March 5, 2022). History Day involves students (grades 6-12) choosing a historical topic related to that year’s specific theme. Throughout the 2021–2022 academic year, National History Day (NHD) students will explore the theme of Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences. Some topics might be stories of debate and diplomacy, while others might cover debate with little diplomatic effort or diplomacy without debate. Students must investigate to determine whether one or both of those themes are present in their narrative. Presentations may take the form of a paper, exhibit, performance, documentary, or a web site. Students and parents, check out the Carroll County History Day website here.
The American Legion Oratorical Contest exists to develop deeper knowledge and appreciation for the U.S. Constitution among high school students. Since 1938, the program has presented participants with an academic speaking challenge that teaches important leadership qualities, the history of our nation’s laws, the ability to think and speak clearly, and an understanding of the duties, responsibilities, rights and privileges of American citizenship.