Regional History Fair Set for Feb. 6

Feb. 2, 1998

The 13th annual Heart of Texas Regional History Fair is scheduled from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center and the Marrs-McLean Gymnasium at Baylor University.

Throughout the school year, students in grades 5-12 engage in research to prepare papers, projects, performances and media presentations based on the 1997-98 theme "Migration in History."

The competition is divided into three divisions: 5th grade, junior (grades 6-8) and senior (grades 9-12). The 5th graders compete in individual or group project categories only, while the junior and senior divisions each compete in seven categories.

Students from the counties of Bell, Bosque, Brazos, Falls, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, McLennan, Milam and Robertson are eligible to enter. More than 350 students from these counties will participate in the regional fair. Regional winners may advance to Texas History Day in May in Austin, and perhaps the National History Fair in June in Washington, D.C.

In addition to prepared projects, the contest day provides for a series of activities in which students learn more about history through the resources available on the Baylor campus. Throughout the day, students participating in the fair will be given tours of the Texas Ranger Museum, the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village and the Strecker Museum. They will also have an opportunity to attend lectures and classes in the departments of English, history and religion.

Registration for the fair will be from 8-10 a.m. in the Barfield Drawing Room. Projects will be set up there and open to the public for viewing from 4-6 p.m. Judging of performances and media categories will be held from 10:30 a.m-4:30 p.m.

The awards ceremony will be held from 5-6 p.m. in Marrs-McLean Gymnasium.

For more information, contact Joan Anderson, history and science fair coordinator, at 710-3169.

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