ST. MARY'S CITY, Md. - A senior at St. Mary's College of Maryland (SMCM), Elizabeth Lewis, will present her documentary on former St. Mary's County Commissioner Tommy McKay's 2006 bid for the State Senate seat of District 29. McKay ran as a Republican against long-time incumbent Democrat Roy P. Dyson of Great Mills, Md. Dyson retained his seat, beating McKay by a comfortable margin.
The documentary was created by Lewis as her St. Mary's Project (SMP). St. Mary's Projects are the capstone of the SMCM experience. Students work one-on-one with a faculty mentor on a project of their choosing, and give a presentation after eight credits of study, usually at the end of their senior year. The SMP is an integral part of the SMCM liberal arts education, as they allow the student to actively pursue their academic passion, unhindered by class structure or the availability of class space-students take the initiative and learn first-hand.
The video presentation will be held at 7 p.m. on April 25 in Cole Cinema on the campus of SMCM. The event is free and open to the public.