Our Texas History Day Winners

Texas History Day is the state level history fair competition. Sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association, it is held at the University of Texas, Austin and The Bullock Texas State History Museum in late April or early May. There are 24 regions in the state of Texas who compete to win first and second place in their chosen category.  This achievement earns them the outstanding honor to advance to the national level history fair competition, National History Day.

Please see below for our 2019 winners at Texas History Day. All first and second place winners are advancing to National History Day.

2019 Texas History Day HOTRHF Winners

Special Awards

Texas Historical Records Advisory Board’s
Best Use of Texas Archival Collections


Before Little Rock: Tragedy in a Small Texas Town-Hannah Wood, Jordan Cain, Madison Flor, Rebekah McGuire
          North Belton Middle School

Leon Jaworski: From Waco to Watergate-Lily Coffman
          
Waco High School

Richard L. Walker Award for Texas Political History

Leon Jaworski: From Waco to Watergate-Lily Coffman
          
Waco High School

Willie Lee Gay Award for African-American History

1st Place
Josephine Baker: Jazz Cleopatra-Sylvia Asuncion-Crabb, Gracie Krieg, Thea Lancaster, Emma-Le Olsen, Jayla Ward
          Belton New Tech at Waskow

3rd Place
Finding Family After Slavery-Makenna Morrow
          
South Belton Middle School

 
Junior Division

Group Performance
1st Place
We Fight! We Sacrifice! We Triumph!-Benja Ryan Burnias, Michael Clark Martinez, Lucas Everett
          Atlas Academy

Individual Performance
1st Place
Joni Eareckson Tada: A Tragic Accident that Forged an International Mission-Sarah Schlappe
          Atlas Academy

Individual Website
1st Place
Finding Family After Slavery-Makenna Morrow
          South Belton Middle School

Group Documentary
3rd Place
Before Little Rock: Tragedy in a Small Texas Town-Hannah Wood, Jordan Cain, Madison Flor, Rebekah McGuire
          North Belton Middle School

Group Exhibit
3rd Place
Canada's Triumph and Tragedy During WWI-Naleah Harthoorn, McLaren Williamson
          Lorena Middle School

Senior Division

Senior Individual Documentary
2nd Place
3... Triumphant Missions, 2...Treacherous Deployments, 1...Touching Tragedy-Isabella Riggs
          Waco High School

Senior Individual Performance
3rd Place
The New Deal's Triumph over the Nation's Tragedy-Harper Hoover
          Waco High School

Senior Individual Website
3rd Place
The Partition of India: Triumph of Independence, Tragedy of Division-Aditi Bhat
          Belton New Tech at Waskow

Senior Individual Exhibit
4th Place
Sanctified: The Untold Triumph over Misogyny-Caroline Moehlenbrock
          Belton New Tech at Waskow

Senior Paper
4th Place
Alamo and Goliad: Tragedies That Inspired Triumph in the Texas Revolution-Carson Vogel
          Northstar School