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Six North Caroline High School (NCHS) students recently competed in the Maryland History Day competition at UMBC, with four earning special recognition. 

Shelby MacFarland and Ally Smith won the Excellence in Civic Action and Engagement award for their exhibit Glowing Girls: How Dial Painters Illuminated the Path towards a Brighter Future

Xavier Champagne won the Excellence in Legal and Constitutional History award for his performance entitled Leo Frank: The Ultimate Sacrifice on the Jewish-American Frontier.

Leslie Monter Casio won the Excellence in Maryland History award for her paper To Be Immortal: How HeLa Cells Forever Changed the Field of Biomedical Research.

The judges also expressed appreciation for Kayla Wetzel's website A Scientific Frontier at 632 MPH: Col. John P. Stapp–The Fastest Man Alive, and Leland Courie's documentary When Fútbol became Soccer:The Legacy of Pelé and the New York Cosmos.

NCHS teacher Andrew Buffenmyer accompanied the students to the event at the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus (UMBC) and said, “These students represented NCHS and Caroline County extremely well at the competition and are to be applauded for their excellent work.”

Photo: Kayla Wetzel, Leland Courie, Leslie Monter Casio, Ally Smith, Shelby MacFarland and Xavier Champagne