2020 HOTRHF Award Winners

Junior Paper

Honorable Mention
10006: The Woman Before Rosa Parks-Tiyanna Benson
     Cesar Chavez Middle School

3rd Place
10002: Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan: Breaking Barriers for the Bling-Marshall Gilmore
     Atlas Academy

2nd Place
10013: Sylvia Earle: Breaking Barriers for Women in Science-Sophia Villagran
     Northstar School

1st Place
10001: Cisneros vs. Corpus Christi ISD-Daisy Barco
     Atlas Academy

Junior Individual Documentary

Honorable Mention
11004: Breaking Barriers with Amelia Earhart-Brooke Griffin
     Robinson Junior High School

3rd Place
11008: Discovery of the GPS-Kevin Alafa
     South Belton Middle School

2nd Place
11007: Paul Quinn College Song Of Our souls-Paiton Jones
     Atlas Academy

1st Place
11006: The Sweethearts of Sweetwater: Breaking Barriers in the Sky-Hannah Wood
     North Belton Middle School

Junior Group Documentary

Honorable Mention
12001: Breaking Barriers: Shattering Small Businesses-Jane Gauntt, Marley Rankin
     South Belton Middle School

3rd Place
12004: Nelson Mandela's Battle Against Apartheid-Ashutosh Ghamande, Giani Zecca
     South Belton Middle School

2nd Place
12002: Breaking Barriers Hip Hop-August Zimmerman, Syler Richardson
     Atlas Academy

1st Place
12003: Navajo Code Talkers-Alexis Hookham, Daniel Garner
     Atlas Academy

Junior Individual Exhibit

Honorable Mention
15015: Space, the Final Frontier… the Voyage Star Trek Took to Make History-Gideon Davis
     Atlas Academy

3rd Place
15014: Harriet Tubman: Breaking Barriers With the Underground Railroad-Travis Keane
     Robinson Junior High School

2nd Place
15017: The Heroic Life of Doris Miller-Treniti Freeman
     Cesar Chavez Middle School

1st Place
15023: Valentina Tereshkova-Keira Camargo
     Tennyson Middle School

Junior Group Exhibit

Honorable Mention
16011: The HeLa Cells that Broke Barriers within a Medical Malpractice-Cemaria Kelly, Cynthia Perez
     La Vega Intermediate School H.P. Miles Campus

3rd Place
16021: RMS Lusitania-Elicia Ochoa, Tyrone McNary
     Atlas Academy

2nd Place
16013: Yuri Gagarin-Bryce Cunningham, Isaiah Tavera
     Tennyson Middle School

1st Place
16016: Every Person, Every Minute: Breaking Barriers and Changing Lives-Annie Brown, Trijae Bilbo, Victoria Canales
     North Belton Middle School

Junior Individual Performance

Honorable Mention
13001: Lucy Burns and How She Broke Barriers in Women's History-Logan Dyer
     Atlas Academy

3rd Place
13005: Segregation and Integration in America-Ruben Solis
     Cesar Chavez Middle School

2nd Place
13006: The BTT Shunt: Blaylock's Diary-Oliver Houston
     Atlas Academy

1st Place
13004: The Louisiana Purchase the story of a man with a dream-Dylan Seagle
     Atlas Academy

Junior Group Performances

Honorable Mention
14004: Seperate but "Un"Equal Education: Brown vs. The Board of Education-Ariana Lopez-Navarro, Kaleigh Johnson, Seir Hernandez, Taliyah Parker-Minnitt
     La Vega Intermediate School H.P. Miles Campus

3rd Place
14009: Marie Curie:  Breaking Barriers by Discovering Radium and Creating X-Ray Machines-Ava Hansen, Brenna Shelton, Liya Patel, Rylie Graham
     Robinson Junior High School

2nd Place
14006: Chernobyl: An International Disaster Leads to New Safety Guidelines-Jaden Pafford, Lelani Silva, Samuel Rodriguez
     La Vega Intermediate School H.P. Miles Campus

1st Place
14002: Grace Hopper: Queen of Coding-Claire Prather, Lily Howell, Lydia Allen
     Atlas Academy

Junior Individual Website

Honorable Mention
17005: First Man on the Moon-Holland Evans
     Eagle Christian Academy

3rd Place
17007: Executive Order 9981: Desegregation of the U.S. Military-Grayson Necessary
     South Belton Middle School

2nd Place
17009: Battle of the Overpass-Athan Zimmerman
     Atlas Academy

1st Place
17010: Madame Curie: Breaking Barriers and Saving Lives-Hope Bovell
     North Belton Middle School

Junior Group Website

Honorable Mention
18009: Edith Irby Jones and the Obstacles She Overcame-Ayanna Flores, Richard Garcia, Tearra Ramirez
     Cesar Chavez Middle School

3rd Place
18002: The Panama Canal: Conjoining Oceans-Danna Hernandez, Skylar Goodman
     Atlas Academy

2nd Place
18007: The Adventurous Life of Jacques Cousteau-Andrew Eggers, Kohen Scott
     Atlas Academy

1st Place
18011: Trailblazing the West: The Louis and Clark Expedition-Titus Magelssen, Will Hays
     St. Louis Catholic School

Senior Paper

Honorable Mention
20002: "People Who Are Crazy Enough to Think They Can Change the World Are the Ones Who Do:" How Apple Changed the World with Their Revolutionary Computers-Brian Faucher
     Northstar School

3rd Place
20004: The Reign of Queen Elizabeth I: Breaking the Barriers of Female Rule-Shivangi Ojha
     Belton New Tech at Waskow

2nd Place
20001: The Superiority of Gold over Fiat Standards and the Deception of the Depression-Caleb Brown
     Brown Homeschool

1st Place
20003: Breaking Economic Barriers: How the Woman's Commonwealth of Belton, Texas, Changed Their World-Fiona Fulton
     Lorena High School

Senior Individual Documentary

2nd Place
21001: Die Weiße Rose: Hans und Sophie Scholl-Isabella Riggs
     Waco High School

1st Place
21002: Sandtown Erased: How Cultural and Geographic Boundaries Were Broken by Urban Renewal-Lily Coffman
     Waco High School

Senior Group Documentary

Honorable Mention
22002: When do we Become Scared: A Story of Broken Barriers-Megan Shelburne, Shannon Cook
     Belton High School

3rd Place
22003: The Havoc that Hate Produced; How the Civil Rights Movement Turned to Violence-Jacob Brauns, Moozemil Malick, Ryan Carpio-Brown
     Belton High School

2nd Place
22005: SR-71: Revolutionizing the Stealth World-Connor Dobie, Douglas Dyer
     Northstar School

1st Place
22006: Smallpox Vaccine: The Beginning of Vaccines-Brandon Lenz, Ethan Santiago, Garrett Lazott, Kaidan Menapace
     Belton New Tech at Waskow

Senior Individual Exhibit

Honorable Mention
25004: "Caramels Are Just A Fad"-Jeremy Adams
     Northstar School

3rd Place
25001: Maria Montessori: Breaking Educational Barriers-Meg Owens
     Northstar School

2nd Place
25003: NOW SHOWING: Hedy, Hollywood War Starring Hedy Lamarr, Catalyzing Wireless Technology-Axel Hernandez
     Belton New Tech at Waskow

1st Place
25005: Joan Ganz Cooney: Breaking Barriers in Educational Broadcasting-Caroline Moehlenbrock
     Belton New Tech at Waskow

Senior Group Exhibit

Honorable Mention
26005: Motown: The Sounds of Change-Ithzel Rubio, Natalie Hernandez
     La Vega High School

3rd Place
26007: Dying for Dioramas-Achinthya Nagarajan, Carmen Rai, Neel Shanmugam, Sriya Teerdhala
     Plano East Senior High School

2nd Place
26004: Voyager: Venturing into the Unknown-Prisha Singh, Shivani Schmulen
     Plano East Senior High School

1st Place
26003: Today tomorrow and the day after-John Lawson, Nicholas Wagner
     Belton New Tech at Waskow

Senior Individual Performance

1st Place
23001: Land of a Billion Stars: Edwin Hubble’s Quest to Break the Barriers of the Universe-Olivia McCoy
     Plano East Senior High School

Senior Group Performances

1st Place
24001: Breaker Boys and the Rise of the Fair Labor Standards Act-Duncan Lancaster, Thea Lancaster
     Belton New Tech at Waskow

Senior Individual Website

Honorable Mention
27002: Go For Broke: The 442nd Regimental Combat Team-Cole Tran
     Northstar School

3rd Place
27001: The Illinois Tower: A Plan for the Future-Sam Gilmer
     Gilmer Home School

2nd Place
27004: "Gay Men Have No Future in this World:" Larry Kramer and the AIDS Epidemic-Owen McGilberry
     Northstar School

1st Place
27003: 'Deeds, Not Words': The Suffragettes, Women Breaking Barriers-Aditi Bhat
     Belton New Tech at Waskow

Senior Group Website

Honorable Mention
28003: B. R. Ambedkar: Breaking the Scourge of Untouchability-Navya Muthya, Nitya Mirle
     Plano East Senior High School

3rd Place
28004: "Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth:" The Trailblazing Suicide Cult of Heaven's Gate-Isabella Robinson, Madison Fox
     Northstar School

2nd Place
28001: The White Rose: The Children Who Defied Hitler-Krithika Rajesh, Maheshwari Rajesh
     Belton New Tech at Waskow

1st Place
28002: "We Were Doing Our Bit for the War:" How Female Pilots Broke Gender Barriers During World War II-Jaila Dobie, Keegan Vogel
     Northstar School