Congratulations to Calvert History Fair Winners!
Celebrate Harriet Elizabeth Brown with Us on July 13th!
Calvert County students have a strong record of creating excellent History Fair projects. They dig into the details, document their work, and develop compelling projects that make history come alive.
As Chair of the Harriet Elizabeth Brown Commemoration Task Force, my special congratulations go to Tyler Cassidy and Eddie Williams of Plum Point Middle School for their project about Calvert County’s own civil rights hero, Harriet Elizabeth Brown. Their stunning exhibit, “Brown v. Board of Education of Calvert County: Taking a Stand for African-American Teachers,” won the national award for Outstanding State Entry and finished fourth in the Junior Exhibit Category. Three cheers for these talented boys, their proud parents, and their gifted teachers, Mary Ellen McGown and Susan Cox!
Kudos also go to History Fair star Abigail Stezfand of Northern Middle School for winning a silver medal for her Junior Division project on Lewis Hine and child labor. We are sure to hear more from these three extraordinary young people in the months and years ahead!
Speaking of Harriet Elizabeth Brown, I was inspired by the moving comments of Ms. Brown’s former students, community leaders, and cousins at the May 23rd Courthouse unveiling of her portrait – and I suspect you might be as well. You can view this ceremony on the County website at http://www.co.cal.md.us/index.aspx?NID=1520.
Last but not least, please join us for a short ceremony to present a full-sized framed copy of her portrait to the Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center on Thursday, July 13, at 1:00 p.m., at 901 Dares Beach Road, Prince Frederick, Maryland 20678. All are invited to participate and enjoy this opportunity to view the glorious portrait of Ms. Brown firsthand! We’ll serve light refreshments.
I hope to see you at the Harriet Elizabeth Brown Community Center at 1:00 on July 13th.
Chair, Harriet Elizabeth Brown Commemoration Task Force