February 8, 2023
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Annapolis Tours® by Watermark® Awards 2nd Annual African American Heritage Award To Magothy River Middle School Student

Squire Richard Hillman of Annapolis Tours by Watermark presents African American Heritage Award to Cameron Terrelonge, a student at Magothy River Middle School. (Courtesy Photo)
Squire Richard Hillman of Annapolis Tours by Watermark presents African American Heritage Award to Cameron Terrelonge, a student at Magothy River Middle School. (Courtesy Photo)

In conjunction with Maryland History Day, Annapolis Tours® by Watermark® awarded the second annual African American Heritage Award to Cameron Terrelonge, a student at Magothy River Middle School in Arnold, Maryland for his project on Jackie Robinson and Baseball. The award was presented to Cameron Terrelonge for having the outstanding student project dedicated to the rich and authentic journey and heritage of African Americans. Squire Richard Hillman, a Tour Guide with Annapolis Tours and a former Mayor of Annapolis, presented the award to Cameron at the Anne Arundel County Regional History Day Award Ceremony at Old Mill High School on February 28th. Cameron was also awarded with four tickets to Annapolis Tours’ Four Centuries Walking Tour and an Annapolis Harbor and U.S. Naval Academy cruise for four aboard Cruises on the Bay™ by Watermark’s Harbor Queen.

Annapolis Tours by Watermark has been offering the African American Heritage Tour in Annapolis since 2006. The 2-hour walking tour was developed in partnership with the Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation and the Foundation receives a portion of the proceeds of every tour. In 2013, the African American Heritage Tour was offered as a Special Event in mid-February. The Tour is available anytime as a private tour or as a group tour. To plan a private or group tour, call 410-268-7601 x100.

Maryland History Day is a year-long educational program sponsored by the Maryland Humanities Council to encourage students to explore local, state, national and world history. After selecting a historical topic that relates to an annual theme, students conduct extensive research by using libraries, archives, museums and oral history interviews. They analyze and interpret their findings, draw conclusions about their topics’ significance in history and create final projects that present their work. These projects can be entered into a series of competitions, from the local to national level, where they are evaluated by professional historians and educators. Congratulations Cameron! In 2012, Ariah Alba, a student at Lindale Middle in Linthicum Heights, Maryland won the first African American Heritage Award for her individual exhibit on Rosa Parks.

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