WINNERS & Press Releases
National History Day PARTICIPANTS June 2012
The Heart of Texas Regional History Fair would like to recognize the great accomplishment of two HOTRHF students who qualified to compete at National History Day, presenting two outstanding projects. They advanced from state-level competition to National History Day 2012, held June 10 to 14, at the University of Maryland.
Although these two students did not place in the Finals, they and their teachers deserve to be commended for their achievement of competing at the national level and a job well done!
Legend: read from left to right: Student –NHD standing (if any) - Title – School - Teacher
SENIOR HISTORICAL PAPER
"Frank J. Robinson and the Fight against Racial Gerrymandering in Deep East Texas"; Waco High School; Courtney Copas & Lyssa Davoust
Corey won 1st Place at Texas History Day. He also won the following at Texas History Day: The Willie Lee Gay Special Award for African-American History; The C. M. Caldwell Memorial Special Award for Texas History; Outstanding HOTRHF Regional Project Special Award; The UT Austin Liberal Arts Scholarship for $500; and The University of North Texas Department of History Texas History Day Scholarship for $500. Corey was awarded six gold medals plus the two scholarships.
This was the third time that Corey competed at National History Day. Corey also attended National History Day in 2007 and again in 2009. In 2009 Corey was a 5th place winner out of eleven finalists selected from over a hundred other entries in his historical paper category.
JUNIOR INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTARY
"Curt Flood: Free Agency in Baseball"; Lake Air Intermediate School; Sherry Mullins
Tanner won 2nd place at Texas History Day plus the Oral History Special Award for Junior Division with his 10-minute historical based documentary. This was Tanner's first National History Day competition.