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CLAIRE WAYNER WINS HISTORY DAY AWARD

On May 21, 2018, Poly Director Jacqueline Williams welcomed Ms. Margery Patten as she presented senior, Claire Wayner, and Poly librarian, Dr. ONeill, with cash awards totaling $500 for Claire’s National History Day documentary, “Flight to Extinction: The Conflict between American Progress and the Passenger Pigeon.” Click on the headline to keep reading.

The Michael E. Patten Award for the Best Use of Primary Sources is a prize that was created to honor the memory of Margery Patten’s son, a young man who had a keen interest in history. The award is sponsored by Maryland Humanities and made possible through a donation from Mike Patten's family. It is presented as one of the special awards at the Maryland History Day's awards ceremony. Individuals are chosen from the Senior Division from a public school. The winning student receives a check for $250.00 and a check for $250.00 is presented to the library media center of that student's school. This is the second time that Poly has earned this award in its 8-year-history.  To learn more about the award, visit http://michaelpattenaward.com/