Isabella Pannone Represents Allegany County at DNR Camp, Feature in National Mag
Fort Hill High School sophomore, Isabella Pannone, recently represented her school in a positive light for her attendance at a Department of Natural Resources summer camp as well as for being featured in a national magazine publication for her History Day project.
Isabella attended the DNR Careers Camp in July held at the Hickory Environmental Education Center in Garrett County, Maryland. The camp gives high school students across the state the opportunity to explore the fields of natural resources management and forestry while learning from professionals in these fields during hands-on activities. Pannone was the only student from Allegany County to attend the five-day camp.
Additionally, Isabella was recently featured in an article of “The Organization of American Historians Magazine of History”, a national publication, for her 2011 Maryland History Day award-winning National History Day project. Pannone’s judge at the competition, Dustin Meeker, penned an article about her project, entitled “National Road: The First Road that America Built and the Road that Built America” that she completed as an eighth grader. Isabella placed third in the state in the individual exhibit junior division and won a special award for “Excellence in Maryland History.”
Meeker’s article explains how Isabella focused her research for her project on a local topic and how that project was also featured as an exhibit at the Allegany County Transportation Museum. To view the article in its entirety, visit www.magazine.oah.org/issues/263/#foreword.