Saturday March 24 students Abigail Rose, Caitlin Schoen, Megan Root, and Sarah Casper-Woodhead along with the St. Mary’s PAT faculty advisor, Professor Malena, attended the 2018 Regional Mid-Atlantic Phi Alpha Theta Conference!
The SMCM students had the opportunity to present previously submitted papers, receive commentary on their papers, answer questions from the audience, and attend other students’ presentations. During lunch Lillian Cunningham, the creator and host of the “Presidential” and “Constitutional” podcasts at The Washington Post, spoke and shared her own experience engaging in historical study to produce her podcasts.
The day ended with the presentation of awards for the top 3 American Papers and the top 3 World History Papers. St. Mary’s took home two awards; Megan Root earned second place in the World History category for her paper “Who Will not Be Silent: Student Resistance in Nazi Germany” and Caitlin Schoen won first place in Historiography, a category specifically created to highlight both the excellence and uniqueness of her topic, with her paper “Creating Memory of Vichy France: A Historiographical Examination of L’etat Francais and the Occupation of France.”
Congratulations to all the SMCM presenters and thank you to Professor Malena for her help and support!