Welcome from Board President


I am Dr. Karon LeCompte, and I teach in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Baylor University. I teach social studies education, and I am also the Faculty-in-Residence for the Academy for Leadership Development. My colleague - fellow historian, Mr. Jeremy Lehman - and I welcome you to the new year of the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair.

The members of the Board for the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair are committed to developing a love of history and a passion for historical research among the youth of central Texas. We are grateful for a long-standing partnership with Baylor University, which hosts our regional history fair every year. The event attracts hundreds of students, plus their parents and teachers, as they compete for recognition in our National History Day contest.

This website contains all of the information that students, parents, and teachers need to develop a successful historical project. We encourage students to participate, choose among the variety of presentation formats, and experience first-hand the excitement of the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair. We hope to see all of our young historians sharing their knowledge and passion for history.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office and follow us on our social media.