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Regional Winners at February Annual History Fair


Heart of Texas Regional History Fair 2014
February 20 & 21 WINNERS

Participating 5th Grade Students
Hillcrest PDS

Harper Singletary, Lara Howell, Ben Heston, Ellie Becker & Michael Aguilar
Hillsboro Intermediate
Skylar Cheek, Jayden Balderas, Laena Bodovsky, Sydney Sulak, Reed Meeks & Cristian Contreras
LaVega School: Isaac Washington, Elisa Vigil, Ithzel Rubio, Bryan Galvan, Misty Hurley, Denisse Montes, Rickelle Gomez, Jamairia Bryant & Breanna Zapata
Lake Air Montessori
Bonnie Gibson & Isabella Riggs
Rapoport Academy
Tiara Brown-Wilson, Dillon Motley, Grace Harris, Marcus Willis, Keona Starks, Caliyah Barron, Landon Steward & Rene Rodriguez

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 2 and 3 in Austin at the University of Texas.
The 1st and 2nd Place state level competitors will advance to National History Day June 15-19 in College Park, Maryland at the University of Maryland.

ALL CATEGORIES - Additional awards for each student winning 1st, 2nd or 3rd place regional awards receive a coupon for a free pizza and drink from Ci Ci Pizza

JUNIOR (GRADES 6-8)INDIVIDUAL HISTORICAL PAPER:
3rd place

STUDENT: Abigail Fritz
Title: The Rise of the Third Estate: The Tennis Court Oath
Lake Air Montessori Magnet School
TEACHER: Courtney Copas
2nd place - additional award Tour Passes to Mammoth Site
STUDENT: James Ackerman
Title: The Birmingham Campaign Civil Rights Movement in 1963
Atlas Academy
TEACHER(s): George Stonikinis & Mary Duty
1st place
STUDENT: Wilson Burnett
Title: The Persecution of Composers in Soviet Russia
Midway Middle School
TEACHER: Leaslie Deville

JUNIOR (GRADES 6-8)INDIVIDUAL EXHIBIT
Honorable Mention

STUDENT: Lexys Rocha
Title: Justice on Gallows Hill
Waco Baptist Academy
TEACHER: Shannon Anderson
3rd place – additional award Tote Bag from Mammoth Site
STUDENT: Sarah Hall
Title: Witch Hunt The Salem Witch Trials
Midway Middle School
TEACHER: Leaslie Deville
2nd place – additional award Tote Bag from Mammoth Site
STUDENT: Maeve Whelan
Title: Red Terror: Rights, Responsibilities and Revolts during the Cultural Revolution
Midway Middle School
TEACHER: Leaslie Deville
1st place
STUDENT: Zach Flippin
Title: Silent Victims: Children of the Branch Davidians
Robinson Junior High
TEACHER: Diane Rogers

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

STUDENTS: Kaci Newton & Kaylee Pittenger
Title: Women of the Civil War
Robinson Junior High
TEACHER: Diane Rogers
3rd place
STUDENTS: Paula Ortiz & Stephanie Mendoza
Title: Sarah Bagley− Champion of the Rights of the Lowell Mill Girls
Atlas Academy
TEACHER: Mary Duty
2nd place
STUDENTS: Mercedez Cervantes & Chloe Reinke
Title: The Berlin Wall
Lake Air Montessori Magnet School
TEACHER(s): Courtney Copas & Amanda Park
1st place
STUDENTS: Allison Janek, Alyssa Wachsmann, Payton Ferguson & Maria Perez
Title: Student or Target
West Middle School
TEACHER: Steve Harralson

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

STUDENT: Jackson Davis
Title: Monetary System
Midway Middle School
TEACHER: Leaslie Deville
2nd place– additional award Stoneware Drink Mug from Mammoth Site
STUDENT: Harper Hoover
Title: Being Black on the Great White Way
Atlas Academy
TEACHER(s): George Stonikinis & Mary Duty
1st place
STUDENT: Derby Carlson
Title: Civic Responsibility During World War II
Atlas Academy
TEACHER: Mary Duty

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

STUDENTS: Jaycee Bradburry & Arraya Moore
Title: The Important Life of Harriet Tubman
La Vega Intermediate School H P Miles Campus
TEACHER(s): Ryan Sparks & Lauren Gilbert
3rd place
STUDENTS: Abriana Jackson, MaKenzie Nunn & Kaite Watts
Title: Salem Witch Trials
Connally Junior High School
TEACHER(s): Alicia Montes & Paula Miller
2nd place
STUDENTS: Kaitlynn Brown & Chloe MaddoxTitle: A Woman's Right to Look Fabulous−Changes in Women's fashion from 1800−to the Present
Atlas Academy
TEACHER(s): E. P. Garth & Mary Duty
1st place
STUDENTS: Paige DuPuy & Brigitte Eichenberg
Title: Armbands on Trial: When Rights and Responsibilities Collide
Atlas Academy
TEACHER(s): George Stonikinis & Mary Duty

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

STUDENT: Gloria Conatser>br>Title: The History of the Red Cross− from the battlefields of Solferino to the Modern Day Red Cross
Atlas Academy
TEACHER: Mary Duty
3rd place – additional award 4 Postcards depicting the Mammoth Site exhibits & Pen Set from Mammoth Site
STUDENT: Lindsay North
Title: Jefferson's Quest
Midway Middle School
TEACHER: Leaslie Deville
2nd place – additional award 4 Postcards depicting the Mammoth Site exhibits & Pen Set from Mammoth Site
STUDENT: Tanner Haney
Title: Roberto Clemente− More than a Baseball Player
Atlas Academy
TEACHER(s): E. P. Garth & Mary Duty
1st place
STUDENT: Grace Mathis
Title: The Pope's War
Waco Baptist Academy
TEACHER: Shannon Anderson

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

STUDENTS: Sarah Batson, Lacy Bland, Lily Hanna, Regan Gascon & Madeleine LeBlanc
Title: Future Voters United
South Belton Middle School
TEACHER: Kristin Seholm
Honorable Mention
STUDENTS: Anna Hansen, Hope Caviness & Avery Barnett
Title: My Name is Harriet
Robinson Junior High
TEACHER: Diane Rogers
2nd place
STUDENTS: Olivia Henderson & Sophia Swenke
Title: Joe Pyne − A New Type of Controversial Broadcasting
Atlas Academy
TEACHER(s): George Stonikinis & Mary Duty
1st place
STUDENTS: Alana Armstrong, Molly Griesemer, Annalea Gulley, Taylor Neimer & Elizabeth Stevens
Title: Don't Fight Your Rights!
Waco Baptist Academy
TEACHER: Shannon Anderson

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

STUDENT: Travis Beauchamp
Title: Women and the Right to Play Sports
Atlas Academy
TEACHER: Mary Duty
Honorable Mention
STUDENT: Riley SloanTitle: Love Canal Catastrophe
Rapoport Academy Middle School
TEACHER(s): Malisia DeGrate & Buck Brooks
Honorable Mention
STUDENT: Molly Hepp
Title: Charles Lindbergh Jr. Kidnapped
Lake Air Montessori Magnet School
TEACHER: Courtney Copas
3rd place
STUDENT: Rachael Stephens
Title: 1920− The Year Women got the Right to Vote
Atlas Academy
TEACHER: Mary Duty
2nd place - additional award tour passes to Mammoth Site
STUDENT: Alex Gil
Title: Jackie Robinson: More than just a player on the field
Atlas Academy
TEACHER(s): E. P. Garth & Mary Duty
1st place
STUDENT: Luke Stanford
Title: Ordinary to Extraordinary: The Story of the Dutch Resistance
Waco Baptist Academy
TEACHER: Shannon Anderson

JUNIOR (GRADES 6-8) GROUP WEB SITES:
3rd place

STUDENTS: Virgil Vasiu, Scott Coleman & Dominique Mendias
Title: The Ultimate Debate: Video Game Violence
Connally Junior High School
TEACHER: Alicia Montes
2nd place
STUDENTS: Samuel Barron & Caleb Lackey
Title: Jury Duty: Citizens in Action
Lake Air Montessori Magnet School
TEACHER: Courtney Copas
1st place
STUDENTS: Tansy Ackermann & Sarah SriramTitle: The Public Health Service: 1918 Influenza Pandemic
Atlas Academy
TEACHER(s): E. P. Garth & Mary Duty

SENIOR DIVISION(GRADES 9-12)

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12)INDIVIDUAL HISTORICAL PAPER:
2nd place – additional award Tour Passes to Mammoth Site

STUDENT: Luke Barron
Title: Citizenship in Cleisthenes' Athens
Waco High School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust
1st place
STUDENT: Jacob Dumas
Title: Rights and Responsibilities: Apartheid in South Africa
Belton High School
TEACHER: Pamela Rodriguez

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

STUDENT: Jasmine Robinson
Title: The Scottsboro Boys: 1931−1937
University High School
TEACHER: Daniel Pfleging
Honorable Mention
STUDENT: Laryl Curtis
Title: Suffer the Little Children: Child Labor During America's Industrial Age
Riesel High SchoolTEACHER: William West
3rd place – additional award Tote Bag from Mammoth Site
STUDENT: Natalia Suarez
Title: The Stolen Jewish Unalienable Rights
Belton High School
TEACHER: Pamela Rodriguez
2nd place – additional award Tote Bag from Mammoth Site
STUDENT: Abigail Garner
Title: Joan of ArcWaco High School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust
1st place
STUDENT: Raymond Banuelos
Title: The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
University High School
TEACHER: Daniel Pfleging

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12) GROUP EXHIBIT:
2 Honorable Mentions

STUDENTS: Alleigh Jennings & Hannah Sriram
Title: Lewis Hine: Seeing Change through the Lens
Waco High School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust
Honorable Mention
STUDENTS: Jasmine Peng & Tara Velasquez & Savannah Drew
Title: The Legacy of HeLa
Belton High School
TEACHER: Pamela Rodriguez
3rd place
STUDENTS: Megan Taylor, Valencia Ramirez, Mary−Cate Clark. Ryan Eickenloff
& Ashlyn Dosch
Title: Japanese Internment
Belton High School
TEACHER: Pamela Rodriguez
2nd place
STUDENTS: Tiffany Brenner, Holly Arriaga, Joselyne White & Evonne RodriguezTitle: Nunna Dual Isunyi: "The Trail Where They Cried"
Waco High School
TEACHER(s): Lyssa Davoust
1st place
STUDENTS: Cannon Tate & Madison Shaw
Title: Whose Land Is It Anyway?: Israel Reborn
Riesel High School
TEACHER: William West

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

STUDENT: Alex Gonzalez
Title: Nelson Mandela
Waco High School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust
2nd place – additional award Stoneware Drink Mug from Mammoth Site
STUDENT: Zane McDurham
Title: Child Soldiers
Waco High School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust
1st place
STUDENT : Haley Miller
Title: The Book that Started this Great War: Opening Eyes to Oppression One Page at a Time
Waco High School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12) GROUP PERFORMANCE:
2nd place

STUDENTS: Sandra Arias, Caroline Hahn, Bryson Shavers, & Stephanie Flores
Title: My Body, But Whose Choice?
Waco High School
TEACHER(s): Lyssa Davoust
1st place
STUDENTS: Crystal Perez & Kristen Petree
Title: 40 Years of Stolen Rights and Broken Responsibilities: The Tuskegee Syphilis Study
Waco High School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12) INDIVIDUAL DOCUMENTARY:
3rd place – additional award 4 Postcards depicting the Mammoth Site exhibits & Pen Set from Mammoth Site

STUDENT: Garret Soerens
Title: The Constitution: Rights and Responsibilities
Belton High School
TEACHER: Pamela Rodriguez
2nd place – additional award 4 Postcards depicting the Mammoth Site exhibits & Pen Set from Mammoth Site
STUDENT: Sylvia Conatser
Title: Eleanor Roosevelt
Waco High School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust
1st place
STUDENT: Bennett Johnson
Title: Religious Freedom
Waco High School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12) GROUP DOCUMENTARY:
3rd place

STUDENTS: Jerardo Contreras & Diego Mendez
Title: Gandhi and the Road to India's Independence
Waco High School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust
2nd place
STUDENTS: Logan Guardiola, Irvin Garcia, Richard Johnson & James Barrientos
Title: Women's Role
Waco High School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust
1st place
STUDENTS: Anna Stewart, Angelisa Farjado & Sydney Maldonado
Title: Helen Keller: Human Rights Activist
University High School
TEACHER: Daniel Pfleging

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

STUDENT: William Brown
Title RAIPON
Waco High School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust
Honorable Mention
STUDENT: Alex Nguyen
Title: The Great Railroad Strike of 1877
Waco High School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust
3rd place
STUDENT: Allison Kondrat
Title: American Women in World War II
Belton High School
TEACHER: Pamela Rodriguez
2nd place - additional award Tour Passes to Mammoth Site
STUDENT: Sarah Dieterich
Title: Dr. Jack Kevorkian: The Rights of the Living
Riesel High School
TEACHER: William West
1st place
STUDENT: Austyn Barnes
Title: Rights and Responsibilities: The Jews in Poland
Belton High School
TEACHER: Pamela Rodriguez

SENIOR (GRADES 9-12) GROUP WEB SITES:
3rd place

STUDENTS: Ashley Vasser & Jennifer Whatley
Title: The Silver Spring Monkeys Case: The Fight for Animal Rights
Riesel High School
TEACHER: William West
2nd place
STUDENTS: Kurt Kranz, Jason Northcutt, Kris O'geda & Marshall Tekell
Title: Rights of Japanese in Internment Camps
WacoHigh School
TEACHER: Lyssa Davoust
1st place
STUDENTS: Matthew Antis, Nathan Rut & Noah Jones
Title: Democracy in Ancient Athens
Riesel High School
TEACHER: William West


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 fifteen 1st Place medals, twenty-one 2nd Place medals, and twelve 3rd Place medals. Junior Division winners received eighteen 1st Place medals, thirteen 2nd Place medals, and twelve 3rd Place medals. A total number of ninty-one 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 2014
Tarean Stott, Waco High School

Calvin B. Smith - HOTRHF-BRASS & WOOD PLAQUE & GIFT CARD FROM MAYBORN - This award goes to the most Outstanding 2014 teacher
Mary Duty, Atlas Academy

Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, Peter Folger Chapter (sponsored by: Colonial Dames of the XVII Century, Peter Folger Chapter) - CASH Award
Daylian Enriquez & Blake Schroeder
Hillsboro Intermediate School
TITLE: Salem Witch Trials−Right to a Fair Trial?
Junior Group Exhibit

Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Sterling C. Robertson Chapter (sponsored by: Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Sterling C. Robertson Chapter) - CASH Award
1. Braxton Zilem & John Tregg Towery
La Vega Intermediate School H P Miles Campus
TITLE: The Alamo: The Seize for Independence
Junior Group Exhibit
2. Shelby Carter, Emilie Hoelscher, Marina Valdez, & Shelby Lashombe
Robinson Junior High
TITLE: The Lynching of Jesse Washington
Junior Group Web Sites

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.
Lyssa Davoust & Ken Heller, Waco High School

Dr Pepper Museum and Free Enterprise Institute - CERTIFICATE &/OR CASH
Misty Hurley, Denisse Montes, Rickelle Gomez, Jamairia Bryant & Breanna Zapata
La Vega Intermediate School H P Miles Campus
TITLE: Rosie the Riveter: Women Can Make the Difference
5th Grade Group Exhibit

Heart of Texas Chapter of the Texas German Society - CASH AWARD
Mercedez Cervantes & Chloe Reinke
Lake Air Montessori Magnet
TITLE: The Berlin Wall
Junior Group Exhibit

Historic Waco Foundation Sweepstakes - CASH AWARD - This $100 cash award is split between student & teacher
teacher Lyssa Davoust & student Haley Miller, Waco High School

Historic Waco Foundation Award - “Waco: A Sesquicentennial History” by Dr. Patricia Ward - book award
Caroline Howell, Morgan Howell, Rachel Howell, Zoe Recks & Claire Schmeltekopf
Midway Middle School
TITLE: Mount Carmel
Junior Group Exhibit

Institute for Oral History - Baylor University - GIFT CARD
Alana Armstrong, Molly Griesemer, Annalea Gulley, Taylor Neimer & Elizabeth Stevens
Waco Baptist Academy
TITLE: Don't Fight Your Rights!
Junior Group Documentary

Museum Association of Waco - CASH, CERTIFICATE &/or PASSES - 3 winners
1. Isabella Riggs
Lake Air Montessori Magnet
TITLE: Alice Paul and Women's Rights
5th Grade Individual Exhibit – Award: Admission Passes
2. Abigail Garner
Waco High School
TITLE: Joan of Arc
Senior Individual Exhibit – Award: cash
3. Sarah Hall
Midway Middle School
TITLE: Witch Hunt The Salem Witch Trials
Junior Individual Exhibit – Award: cash

National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Texas, Waco Town Committee - cash
Hadashah Dixon & MaKayla Cullens
La Vega Intermediate School H P Miles Campus
TITLE: The Mayflower: The Journey to a "New" Land
Junior Group Exhibit

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Henry Downs Chapter - CASH AWARD
Lindsay North
Midway Middle School
TITLE: Jefferson's Quest
Junior Individual Documentary

National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Elizabeth Gordon Bradley Chapter: cash & certificate - 2 winners
1. Lindsay North
Midway Middle School
TITLE: Jefferson's Quest
Junior Individual Documentary
2. Rebecca Heldenbran
Atlas Academy
TITLE:Deborah Sampson− The American Revolution's Woman Warrior
Junior Individual Exhibit

Ruben Santos Memorial Award for Baylor University Scholarship - $1,000.00
Noah Jones
Riesel High School

School of Law - Baylor University - BRASS & WOOD PLAQUES - 4 winners
1. Jasmine Robinson
Title: The Scottsboro Boys: 1931−1937
University High School
Senior Individual Exhibit
2. Allison Campbell, & Simone Chavez
Rapoport Academy Middle School
TITLE: Miranda vs. Arizona: The Case That Changed Civil Libertiest
Junior Group Exhibit
3. Kayce Helton
Lake Air Montessori Magnet School
TITLE: The 6th Amendment
Junior Individual Exhibit
4. Enrique Perez
Lake Air Montessori Magnet School
TITLE: The Sherman Riots
Junior Individual Exhibit

The Links, Inc. - CASH AWARDS - 8 winners
1. Jasmine Peng, Tara Velasquez & Savannah Drew
Belton High School
TITLE: The Legacy of HeLa
Senior Group Exhibit
2. Akayla Bogan & Genesis Downing−Chuculate
Belton High School
TITLE: Women in the Military: "The Right to Fight?"
Senior Group Exhibit
3. Jasmine Robinson
University High School
TITLE: The Scottsboro Boys: 1931−1937
Senior Individual Exhibit
4. Andrew Acierni & Gaylon Glynn
Atlas Academy
TITLE: Jackie Against The World−Human Rights Crusader
Junior Group Exhibit
5. Ace Armas & Jervaughn Walker
Charles Patterson Middle School
TITLE: Rosa Parks
Junior Group Exhibit
6. Colton Griffin
Robinson Junior High
TITLE: Flood's Fight: How Curt Flood Changed Baseball
Junior Individual Exhibit
7. Sabriya Henderson
Connally Junior High
TITLE: Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr.
Junior Individual Exhibit
8. Enrique Perez
Lake Air Montessori Magnet School
TITLE: The Sherman Riots
Junior Individual Exhibit

W. R. Poage Legislative Library (sponsored by: W. R. Poage Legislative Library) - CASH or GIFT CARD AWARD - 2 winners
1. Luke Barron
Waco High School
TITLE: Citizenship in Cleisthenes' Athens
Senior Individual Historical Paper
2. James Ackerman
Atlas Academy
TITLE: The Birmingham Campaign Civil Rights Movement in 1963
Junior Individual Historical Paper

Waco History Project - CASH AWARD
2nd Place - $50- Rachel Sterner
Sterner homeschool
TITLE: A Duty to Protect Children: The Children's Bureau
Junior Individual Exhibit
1st Place - $100 - Zach Flippin
Robinson Junior High
TITLE: Silent Victims: Children of the Branch Davidians
Junior Individual Exhibit




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