Calvin B. Smith Award
This award is a wood and brass plaque presented each year to the most outstanding teacher for exceptional achievement in preparing students for the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair.
In addition to the plaue, winning teachers receive a gift card from Mayborn Museum in recognition of their outstanding work.
The award was first presented nineteen years ago. Each winning teacher retains the plaque for a year; at the end of each year, the plaque is returned and when a new winner is named, his or her name is added to the inscription. Our first plaque bears nine outstanding teachers' names, and we are now adding a name each year to a second plaque.
A small replica of this large plaque is given to the awarded teacher to keep.
OUTSTANDING HEART OF TEXAS REGIONAL HISTORY FAIR TEACHERS
. 1995 - VIRGINIA BABB....Lorena Middle School
. 1996 - CINDY BRITT....Lake Air Middle School
. 1997 - LOUISE POWELL....Waco High 9th Grade Center
. 1998 - PEARLINE HALSELL....St. Louis School
. 1999 - GREG BLANCHARD....Lorena High School
. 2000 - HELEN MATTHEWS....Mexia Junior High School
. 2001 - GREG BLANCHARD....Lorena High School
. 2002 - ROBERT GLINSKI.... Tennyson Middle School
. 2003 - KAREN BROWN....A.J. Moore Academy
. 2004 - PAT BROWDER....Lorena Middle School
. 2005 - LARRY HAVARD....Lorena Middle School
. 2006 - TONI LAFFERTY....C.H. Yoe High School
. 2007 - DEE ANNE REAVES....St. Mary's Catholic School - West
. 2008 - LEASLIE DeVILLE....Midway Middle School
. 2009 - COURTNEY COPAS....Waco High School
. 2010 - WILLIAM WEST....Reisel High
. 2011 - STEVE HARRALSON....West Middle School
. 2012 - COURTNEY COPAS....Waco High School
. 2013 - LEASLIE DeVILLE....Midway Middle School