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Regional Winners at February Annual History Fair


Heart of Texas Regional History Fair 2013
February 14 & 15 WINNERS

Participating 5th Grade Students
Hillcrest PDS

Brigitte Eichenberg; Lindsay Mastin; Sophia Swenke; Harper Hoover & Arianna Dunford
Hillsboro Intermediate
Daylian Enriquez; Daniel Gordon; Griffin Shropshire; Joe Abrego; Abigail Waits; Mekaiylah Webb; Shelia Flores; Emery Leech; Avery Holmes; Colby Gee & Blake Schroeder
Home School
Rachel Sterner
Lake Air Montessori
Molly Hepp; Abigail Fritz; Cassady Copas, Jameka London, Haven Booker & Aizlyn Crisp
Rapoport Academy
Keturah King; Gabe Cervantes; Isaac Rios; Jeremiah Hicks; Jayson Ross & Christopher Watson

Legend for winners listed below - read: title / student name(s) / school / teacher name(s)

JUNIOR DIVISION(GRADES 6-8)

HOTRHF NOTE: 1st and 2nd Place Senior and Junior Regional Winners advance to Texas History Day May 3 and 4 in Austin at the University of Texas.
The 1st and 2nd Place state level competitors will advance to National History Day June 9-13 in College Park, Maryland at the University of Maryland.

ALL CATEGORIES - 1ST & 2ND PLACE WINNERS RECEIVED A CHICK-FILET BREAKFAST COUPON

JUNIOR (GRADES 6-8)INDIVIDUAL HISTORICAL PAPER:
Honorable Mention

Credit Cards: A Turning Point of How Americans Spend Money
Miriam McCormick
Midway Middle; Hewitt, TX
Leaslie Deville
Third Place
The Little Rock Nine: Change Through Bravery
Ally Brown
Midway Middle; Hewitt, TX
Leaslie Deville
Second Place
Kindertransport: A Turning Point in the British Immigration Policy as the Unprecedented Rescue Mission
Phoebe Park
Midway Middle; Hewitt, TX
Leaslie Deville
First Place
Ride, Sally, Ride: A Trailblazing Astronaut
Lexi Kincaid
Lorena Middle, Lorena, TX
Patrick Browder

JUNIOR (GRADES 6-8)INDIVIDUAL EXHIBIT:
Honorable Mention

Braille
Alyssa Riggs
Lake Air Montessori Magnet; Waco, TX
Paula Miller
Third Place
The Fall of the Berlin Wall: A Turning Point in History
Rebecca Virnau
Lorena Middle; Lorena, TX
Patrick Browder
Second Place
Gyroscopes and Apollo Three Axis of Rotational Turning
Henry Beard
Midway Middle; Hewitt, TX
Leaslie Deville
First Place
Battle of Little Bighorn: The Indians Last Stand
Nathaniel Morgan
Midway Middle; Hewitt, TX
Leaslie Deville

JUNIOR (GRADES 6-8)GROUP EXHIBIT:
Honorable Mention
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Polio Vaccine: A Turning Point in History
Joe Micus & Tyler Whitley
Midway Middle; Hewitt, TX
Leaslie Deville
Third Place
Television in the 1950's and the Transformation of American Entertainment
Lynda Farmer & Abigail McCoy
Lorena Middle; Lorena, TX
Patrick Browder
Second Place
WalMart: A Turning Point in a Global Economy
Caroline Howell, Morgan Howell, Rachel Howell & Zoe Recks
Midway Middle; Hewitt, TX
Leaslie Deville
First Place
The Siege of Boston: Beginning or End of America?
Will Hilliard & Cameron Russell
Midway Middle; Hewitt, TX
Leaslie Deville

JUNIOR (GRADES 6-8) INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE:
Two Honorable Mentions

Tokyo Rose
Olivia Henderson
Atlas Academy; Waco, TX
Mary Duty & Karen Brown
&
A Mother to the Outcast
Molly Griesemer
Waco Baptist Academy; Waco, TX
Shannon Anderson
Third Place
The Golden Age of Detective Fiction
Derby Carlson
Lake Air Montessori Magnet; Waco, TX
Paula Miller
Second Place
Julia Childs
Elizabeth Grant
Lake Air Montessori Magnet; Waco, TX
Paula Miller
First Place
Women in World War II
Haley Miller
Atlas Academy; Waco, TX
Mary Duty

JUNIOR (GRADES 6-8) GROUP PERFORMANCE:
Honorable Mention

Maria Pearson
Mystikal Palacios, Takiera Young, Selena Gonzalez & Samayim Davis
Tennyson Middle; Waco, TX
Kevin Lebsack

JUNIOR (GRADES 6-8) INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTARY:
Third Place

Battle of Sabine Pass: The Only Union Victory
Cannon Montgomery
China Spring Middle; China Spring, TX
Katie Talbert
Second Place
Horace Mann-Turning Point in American Public Education
Gloria Conatser
Atlas Academy; Waco, TX
Karen Brown
First Place
What a Gal!: Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Alana Armstrong
Waco Baptist Academy; Waco, TX
Shannon Anderson

JUNIOR (GRADES 6-8) GROUP DOCUMENTARY:
Two Honorable Mention

The Fire With The Never Ending Flame
Emeri Eubanks, Julia Wernet & Emily Harwood
West Middle; West, TX
Steve Harralson
&
Steve Jobs
Anna Stewart, Selma Cornejo, Samuel Rangel, Evelin Rodarte & Mariana Salas
Cesar Chavez Middle; Waco, TX
Tammy Scott
Third Place
Vietnam
Kwen Donaldson, Cale Moseley, Bo Hornick & Drew Caviness
Robinson Junior High; Robinson, TX
Diane Rogers
Second Place
The Triangle Factory Fire- A Turning Point in Labor History in America
Jazmin Albertie & Madai Guerrero
Atlas Academy; Waco, TX
Mary Duty
First Place
Sesame Street
Scott Dupuy & Paige Dupuy
Atlas Academy; Waco, TX
Mary Duty & Karen Brown

JUNIOR (GRADES 6-8) INDIVIDUAL WEB SITE:
Two Honorable Mentions

The Battle of Saratoga- The Turning Point of the American Revolution
Lauren Arias
Atlas Academy; Waco, TX
Mary Duty
&
The Munich Massacre
Tyler Payne
Waco Baptist Academy; Waco, TX
Shannon Anderson
Third Place
The Invention of the Microchip
Brenna Bass
Lorena Middle; Lorena, TX
Patrick Browder
Second Place
Television- A Turning Point for the Information Age
Jaspreet Kaur
Atlas Academy; Waco, TX
Mary Duty
First Place
Malcolm X-Man of the People
Shelexia Johnson
Atlas Academy; Waco, TX
Mary Duty

JUNIOR (GRADES 6-8) GROUP WEB SITES:
Third Place

Pearl Harbor: A Day of Infamy
Garrett Swain, Calvin Small & Ben Craig
Lorena Middle; Lorena, TX
Patrick Browder
Second Place
A Giant Leap for Mankind
Kyle Aldridge, Kimani Ford, Nicolas Barrera & Jordan Vanderpool
Lake Air Montessori Magnet; Waco, TX
Paula Miller
First Place
Women Working Against Time
Katelyn Mayes, Amber Pavelka, Crystal Pavelka & Lance Brem
West Middle; West, TX
Steve Harralson

SENIOR DIVISION(GRADES 9-12)

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12)INDIVIDUAL HISTORICAL PAPER:
First Place

History Written with Lightning: How The Birth of a Nation Ignited Racism in America
Marshall Tekell
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas & Lyssa Davoust

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12) INDIVIDUAL EXHIBIT:
Two Honorable Mentions

The Sinking of the Lusitania
Amy Daughters
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas
&
Dropping the Bomb
Zach Grimm
Lorena High; Lorena, TX
Greg Blanchard & Kyra Buckels
Second Place
Kill the Indian save the man
Mikhayla Evans
Midway High; Hewitt, TX
Leaslie Deville
First Place
U.S. Immigration Resulting from Mexican Mine Disaster
Marisol Reyes
Cameron Yoe High; Cameron, TX
Toni Lafferty

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12) GROUP EXHIBIT:
Honorable Mention

Man on the Moon
Tiffany Franks & Amberlee Pendleton
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas
Third Place
The World Turned Inside-Out
Noah Jones, Cannon Tate & Caitlin Sammon
Riesel High; Riesel, TX
William West
Second Place
Manhattan Project
Luke Barron & Travis Burt
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas
First Place
Mark Twain
Zazil Pacheco, Felipe Valenzuela & Marcela Colmenares
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12) INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCE:
Honorable Mention

Coco Chanel
Olivia Owens
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas
First Place
Eagle Scouts in America
Zane McDurham
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12) GROUP PERFORMANCE:
Second Place

Tinker v. Des Moines: Band of Freedom
Reed Cooper, Jordan Blair, Kristen Chapman & Stefan White
Waco Higj; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas
First Place
Betty Friedan and The Feminine Mystique
Kristen Petree & Crystal Perez
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12) INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTARY:
Honorable Mention

History of TV
Nathan Slonaker
Lorena High; Lorena, TX
Greg Blanchard & Kyra Buckels
Third Place
The Bard of Avon: William Shakespeare's Effect on the Development of English
Sylvia Conatser
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas
Second Place
SMU The Death Penalty: A Turning Point in College Football
Bennett Johnson
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas
First Place
The Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington
Matthew Johnson
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas & Lyssa Davoust

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12) GROUP DOCUMENTARY:
Third Place

Westward Expansion
Andrew Burleson & Colton Bauer
Lorena High; Lorena, TX
Greg Blanchard & Kyra Buckels
Second Place
Waco Desegregation
Jordyn Guardiola & Logan Guardiola
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas
First Place
Temporada de la Muerte: Season of Death and The Spanish Influenza
Andrew Brenner & Justin Shen
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12) INDIVIDUAL WEB SITE:
Honorable Mention

Motown: Forever Gold
Devan Mays
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas & Lyssa Davoust
Third Place
The Holocaust: A Time of World Suffering
Ashlyn Marshall
Lorena High; Lorena, TX
Greg Blanchard & Kyra Buckels
Second Place
Sound Recording: Defining Entertainment
Evan Cooper
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas & Lyssa Davoust
First Place
Jazz
Vanessa Martinez
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12) GROUP WEB SITES:
Third Place

Les Paul: The Father of Modern Sound
Kurt Kranz, Jason Northcutt, Chase Smallwood & Andy Villanueva
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas & Lyssa Davoust
Second Place
An Economic Turnaround
Kristen Massingill & Matthew Antis
Riesel High; Riesel, TX
William West
First Place
Ellis Island: The Island of Hope
Allen Miller & Tarean Stotts
Waco High; Waco, TX
Courtney Copas & Lyssa Davoust

SPECIAL AWARD WINNERS
...The Waco organization presented newly designed medals to each regional winner for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. The very distinctive medals depict the Scottish Rite symbols on one side. On the other side is the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair logo. The background under the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair logo and the accompanying neck ribbons are different colors for each place.
...The 1st Place medal has a gold background accompanied by a white ribbon with gold lettering printed twice with "1st PLACE", the 2nd Place medal has a silver background accompanied by a white ribbon with silver lettering printed twice with "2nd PLACE", the 3rd Place medal has a bronze background accompanied by a white ribbon with bronze lettering printed twice with "3rd PLACE".
...Senior Division winners received fourteen 1st Place medals, thirteen 2nd Place medals, and eleven 3rd Place medals. Junior Division winners received twelve 1st Place medals, fifteen 2nd Place medals, and fourteen 3rd Place medals. A total number of seventy nine medals were awarded. The number of medals fluctuate each year due to the number of team members in the group projects.
...The Heart of Texas Regional History Fair deeply appreciates the support given by the Scottish Rite for the new medals.

Ada Margaret Smith -BRASS & WOOD PLAQUE - This award goes to the most Outstanding Young Historian of 2013
Nathan Wells, Waco High School

Calvin B. Smith - HOTRHF-BRASS & WOOD PLAQUE & GIFT CARD FROM MAYBORN - This award goes to the most Outstanding 2013 teacher
Leaslie DeVille, Midway Middle School

James M. SoRelle Sweepstakes Award - gift
Sponsored by the Department of History, Baylor University Award to the sponsor of the school with the most points accumulated from 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place finishes.
Courtney Copas, Lyssa Davoust & Ken Heller, Waco High School

Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute - CERTIFICATE &/OR CASH
The Making of Mercedes Benz
Mercedez Cervantes
Lake Air Montessori Magnet; Waco, TX

Heart of Texas Chapter of the Texas German Society - CASH AWARD
The Making of Mercedes Benz
Mercedez Cervantes
Lake Air Montessori Magnet; Waco, TX

Historic Waco Foundation Sweepstakes - CASH AWARD - This $100 cash award is split between student & teacher
teacher Mary Duty & student Haley Miller, Atlas Academy

Historic Waco Foundation Award - books
Dr Pepper: The Original 23 Flavors
Jill Davis & Rachel Sinkule & Mary Kate Janek & Payton Landrum & Allison Sexton
West Middle, West, TX

Institute for Oral History - Baylor University - GIFT CARD
Sesame Street
Scott Dupuy & Paige Dupuy
Atlas Academy, Waco, TX

Museum Association of Waco - CASH, CERTIFICATE &/or PASSES - 3 winners
1. George Eastman
Cassady Copas
Lake Air Montessori Magnet, Waco, TX
2. Braille
Alyssa Riggs
Lake Air Montessori Magnet, Waco, TX
3. Superheroes: American Mythology
Nathan Wells
Waco High; Waco, TX

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Texas, Waco Town Committee - cash
The Siege of Boston: Beginning or End of America?
Will Hilliard & Cameron Russell
Midway Middle; Hewitt, TX

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Henry Downs Chapter - CASH AWARD
The Battle of Saratoga- The Turning Point of the American Revolution
Lauren Arias
Atlas Academy; Waco, TX

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elizabeth Gordon Bradley Chapter: cash & certificate - 2 winners
1. The Battle of Saratoga- The Turning Point of the American Revolution
Lauren Arias
Atlas Academy; Waco, TX
2. The Siege of Boston: Beginning or End of America?
Will Hilliard & Cameron Russell
Midway Middle; Hewitt, TX

Red Men Museum and Library - CASH AWARD
The Battle of Saratoga- The Turning Point of the American Revolution
Lauren Arias
Atlas Academy; Waco, TX

Ruben Santos Memorial Award for Baylor University Scholarship - $1,000.00
Reed Cooper
Waco High; Waco, TX

School of Law Baylor University - BRASS & WOOD PLAQUES - 2 winners
1. Women's Suffrage
Anna Zander
Lake Air Montessori Magnet; Waco, TX
2. The Right to Privacy
Monique Alexander
University High; Waco, TX

The Texas Collection: gift card - 2 winners
1. The Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington
Matthew Johnson
Waco High; Waco, TX
2. Waco Desegregation
Jordyn Guardiola & Logan Guardiola
Waco High; Waco, TX

The Links, Inc. - CASH AWARDS - 6 winners
1. Little Rock Nine
Tamra Richie
Indian Spring Middle; Waco, TX
2. Moor High Tigers Untold Story
Tehlor Sanders
G.W. Carver Academy; Waco, TX
3. Together Forever™Or Not.
Allison Hawkins & Ashlyn Wimberly
China Spring Middle; China Spring, TX
4. The Right to Privacy
Monique Alexander
University High; Waco, TX
5. Love is Blind
Gabrielle Smith, Jocelyn Dash, Marisa Garcia & Tierra Talton
University High; Waco, TX
6. Mark Twain
Zazil Pacheco, Felipe Valenzuela & Marcela Colmenares
Waco High; Waco, TX

Waco History Project - CASH AWARD
2nd Place - $50 - Dr Pepper: The Original 23 Flavors
Jill Davis, Rachel Sinkule, Mary Kate Janek, Payton Landrum & Allison Sexton
West Middle, West, TX
1st Place - $100 - The Waco Horror: The Lynching of Jesse Washington
Matthew Johnson
Waco High; Waco, TX




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