LWV supports history fair
Middle and high school students in Calvert County have a proud record of creating topnotch History Fair projects. This year, the national History Fair theme is “Conflict and Compromise in History.”
Voting — a right and responsibility of citizens as well as a core value of the League of Women Voters — has been fraught with conflict and compromise since our country began.
So, this year the League of Women Voters of Calvert County is sponsoring awards for middle and high school students for the best History Fair projects that focus on “Conflict and Compromise in Voting.”
Eligible projects could explore, for example, the decisions about voting that were made when our country was founded, emancipation and voting by African-American citizens, the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment enabling women the right to vote, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, gerrymandered voting districts and much more.
If you know of any students planning History Fair projects, please encourage them to consider focusing on conflict and compromise in voting. You can also download a flier on the History Fair Awards from the LWV website (http://lwvcalvert.org/).
Speaking of elections, students and adults alike are invited to attend the Nov. 14 League of Women Voters’ Legislative Evening to meet and hear from Calvert County’s state elected delegates, at 6:30 p.m. at Calvert Pines Senior Center, 450 West Dares Beach Road in Prince Frederick.
Sharron Bickel, Port Republic Krista Boughey, Owings Margaret Dunkle, Port Republic The writers are the respective two co-presidents and second vice president of the League of Women Voters of Calvert County.