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National History Day PARTICIPANTS June 2014

The Heart of Texas Regional History Fair would like to recognize the great accomplishment of three HOTRHF students who qualified to compete at National History Day, presenting two outstanding projects. They advanced from state-level competition to National History Day 2014, held June 15 to 19, at the University of Maryland.

Both projects have made the FINALIST competition: they have both won the distinction of being one of fourteen other projects, out of one hundred twenty two competitors, selected for finals run-off in each of their respective categories.

SENIOR Division Individual Performance – 2nd Place Texas History Day - Advancing to National History Day
Title: The Book that Started this Great War: Opening Eyes to Oppression One Page at a Time
Student: Haley Miller
School: Waco High School, Waco, TX
Teacher(s): Lyssa Davoust
National Hsitory Day - FINALIST
Heart of Texas Regional History Fair Senior Division Individual Performance Winner – 1st Place
Heart of Texas Regional History Fair - Special Award for the Historic Waco Foundation Sweepstakes Award (sponsored by: Historic Waco Foundation)
Award: $50 / $50 each to the student in Individual Categories Only with the highest score, and their teacher. Student Winner - Haley Miller; Teacher Winner - Lyssa Davoust

JUNIOR Division Group Performance – 2nd Place Texas History Day - Advancing to National History Day
Title: Armbands on Trial: When Rights and Responsibilities Collide
Student: Paige DuPuy & Brigitte Eichenberg
School: Atlas Academy, Waco, TX
Teacher(s): Mary Duty & George Stonikinis
Natonal History Day -FINALIST & 3rd PLACE NHD WINNER - bronze medal and $250.00 awards
Texas History Day Award for Heart of Texas Regional History Fair Outstanding Project in 2014
Heart of Texas Regional History Fair Junior Division Group Performance Winner – 1st Place

TEXAS OUTSTANDING TEACHER for 2014 – Texas History Day special award
Heart of Texas Regional History Fair Teacher
Mr. Patrick Browder
Lorena Middle School
Lorena, Texas
.....Mr. Browder was awarded a trophy and a monetary prize along with joining teachers from across the nation to compete for National History Day Teacher of the Year. National History Day takes place June 15 – 19 at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland

This is the first time to National History Day competition for Haley and Brigitte, and the second time for Paige.

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