Making A Difference With History | WYPR

Making A Difference With History

Nov 7, 2019

Addie Skillman with Senator Bill Ferguson.
Credit Mitro Hood Photography, courtesy of Maryland Humanities

As an eight-grader last spring, Addie Skillman won first place in the junior individual performance category at Maryland History Day for her project “Loving v. Virginia: The Stepping Stone for Equality in America.” Addie then advanced to the National History Day contest in College Park where she won the top prize—the Gold Medal—for her junior individual performance. Currently a ninth grader at Howard High, Addie tells us how her participation in the program changed her life.