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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/