Baylor To Host Regional History Fair Feb. 8-9

Feb. 7, 2001

by Lori Scott Fogleman

More than 250 Central Texas students will bring history to life at the 16th annual Heart of Texas Regional History Fair Thursday and Friday, Feb. 8-9, in the Barfield Drawing Room of Baylor University's Bill Daniel Student Center.

Founded by Strecker Museum, the fair begins at 5 p.m. Thursday with project set-up. Presentations begin at 8:30 a.m. Friday, followed by judging from 1 to 3 p.m. and an awards presentation at 5 p.m. in Marrs McLean Gym.

Fair participants present projects in the form of papers, exhibits, performances and

documentaries that address this year's theme "Frontiers in History: People, Places and Ideas."

Projects may be entered individually or as a group. Student in grades 5-12 will compete in three divisions -- fifth grade, junior (grades 6-8) and senior (grades 9-12).

Baylor and McLennan Community College professors and community volunteers will judge projects on historical quality, clarity of presentation and relevance to the theme.

First- and second-place winners in the junior and senior categories will advance to the state competition in May. Winners at the state level will be eligible to go to Washington, D.C., for the national competition this summer.

For more information, contact David Lintz, president of the history fair board, at 710-4835 or the history fair office at 710-3169.

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