Hundreds of Centex Students to Compete in History Fair Feb. 28

Feb. 20, 1997

WACO, Texas -- History comes alive at the 1997 History Fair which runs from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Bill Daniel Student Center on the Baylor campus. An awards presentation begins at 5 p.m. in Marrs-McLean Gymnasium. The event is open to students in grades 6-12 and is sponsored by Strecker Museum.

Now in its 12th year, the History Fair draws contestants from schools throughout Central Texas. Contestants may enter projects in four categories: historical papers, stand up projects, performances and media presentations. The categories are subdivided into junior and senior level projects as well as group and individual entries. This year, more than 480 junior and senior high school students will participate.

In keeping with the theme for the 1997 History Fair, "Triumph and Tragedy in History," contestants have prepared projects on a wide range of topics that include presidential history, the Waco tornado, the sinking of the Titanic and the pyramids.

"Hopefully, the projects focus on an event in which triumph came from tragedy, in which something good was learned," said Joan Anderson, coordinator of the history fair.

For more information about the history fair, contact Anderson at (817) 755-3169.

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