Ada Margaret Smith Award

NOTE: This award is open to students in grades 6-12.

The Ada Margaret Smith Award is named in memory of a long-time Cameron teacher and historian because of her love for and commitment to students and history.  This award is presented to the most promising young historian at HOTRHF.  Interested students must submit a completed nomination form and a letter of recommendation from the nominating teacher.  One nomination is accepted per school.

Application Procedure:

The student should complete the online application by typing in the responses in each of the fillable boxes.  When the form has been completed, it must be printed.  Then mail both the application and the letter of recommendation in a single envelope to the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair office.  The application and accompanying letter must be in the HOTRHF office no later than February 3, 2016:

Heart of Texas Regional History Fair
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97186
Waco, TX  76798-7186

Applications for the award will be screened by HOTRHF representatives.  The top applicants will be invited to an interview during the Regional History Fair at Baylor on Friday, February 26, 2016.  The students being interviewed will be notified by noon Thursday, February 25, 2016 of the time and place of the interview.

The award recipient will be announced at the annual Heart of Texas Regional History Fair Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 26.

Sponsor’s Letter Information:

  • Sponsors should select their very best entry for this award.
  • The letter should be no longer than one page in length and should be a narrative background of the student, his or her involvement with the community as well as with other students, and his or her interest in and dedication to history.

Award Information:

A brass and wood plaque will be presented in recognition For The Most Promising Young Historian with the student's name and the year.