The first and second place winners of the regional event will advance to the state event. They will compete May 2 in Austin.
Aldine ISD will have 88 students from 14 different schools competing at Texas History Day.
Every year National History Day (NHD)frames students’ research within a historical theme. This year’s theme is “Leadership & Legacy in History.” The annual themes for National History Day provide an opportunity for students to focus on a person, group or historical event. Their research of the past will help them gain a better understanding of our world today. The goal is that students develop an understanding of people and societies.
National History Day students learn to dig deep in their research. The program challenges students to conduct inquiry. They develop research skills, analytical thinking, literacy skills and creative expression. Aldine ISD social studies program directors encourage students to take part in NHD. The constant honing of skills helps students be successful.
State NHD contest winners will be eligible to attend the National History Day Contest. The national event takes place each year at the University of Maryland at College Park in June. This is where the best National History Day projects from the U.S. all meet and compete.
Again, congratulations to all who placed in the regional event. And good luck to everyone who advanced to the State History Fair!
Junior Historical Paper
1st Place — “The Leadership and Legacy of J.F.K.” by Ángel Vega @ Stovall Middle School
2nd Place — “Madam C.J. Walker” by Kayelynn Dargans @ Rayford Intermediate School
Junior Individual Website
1st Place — “William Randolph Hearst: Power to the Press” by Devanny Jiménez @ Stovall Middle School
2nd Place — “Ronald Reagan’s Legacy” by Kolby Patton @ Houston Academy
Junior Individual Documentary
1st Place — “Barbara Jordan’s Journey” by Armani Stamps @ Parker Intermediate School
2nd Place — “From Infant Queen to Spanish Armada” by Stella Carman @ Rayford Intermediate School
Junior Individual Performance
1st Place — “Sojourner Truth: Her Leadership, Her Legacy” by Laila Chinn @ Reed Academy
2nd Place — “Dr. Seuss: How One Writer’s Legacy Shaped the Minds of a Generation” by Javion Cox @ Shotwell Middle School
Junior Group Website
1st Place — “Oveta Culp Hobby” by Jillian Nguyen, Nicolás Gonzales, John Castañeda, Samantha Salazar & Elizabeth Manriquez @ Lewis Middle School
2nd Place — “UNICEF” by Bryce Wells, Alejandro Rico, Alousius Fombang & Andrew Fombang @ Teague MS
Junior Group Exhibit
1st Place — “George ‘Mickey’ Leland” by Tatyana McClain, Beatriz Monterrubio, Tram Nguyen & Isabella Tejada @ Shotwell Middle School
2nd Place — “Rosa Parks Ride” by Emily Cruz, Jocelyn Toledo & Victoria Rodríguez @ Hambrick Middle School
Junior Individual Exhibit
1st Place — “Robert Wood Johnson” by Han Van @ Shotwell Middle School
2nd Place — “Walking Your Dream: Dr. Bernard Harrison” by Rashaun Jackson @ Reed Academy
Junior Group Documentary
1st Place — “Clara Barton: An Angel’s Legacy” by Isabel Rivas & Abigail Tack @ Teague Middle School
2nd Place — “Leadership and Legacy: Malala Yousafzai” by Heather Omoruyi, Hannah Omoruyi, Angelina Caballero & Alessandra Maldonado @ Parker Intermediate School
Junior Group Performance
1st Place — “Bombshell: The Legacy Behind the Beauty Mark of Marilyn Monroe” by Jocelyn Tovar, Moises Ancira, Ashley Salmerson, Rubi Ramos & Dorion Criner @ Shotwell Middle School
2nd Place — “César Chávez” by Jacinto de la Rosa & Eliab González @ Houston Academy
Senior Group Exhibit
1st Place — “Architecture of the Ages” by Carolina Chala, Brianna García, Iván Ortiz, Judit Urrea Santos & Hanna Medina @ Nimitz High School
2nd Place — “Thomas Nast and the Art of the Editorial Cartoon” by Tamara Rangel, Hannah Guerrero, Lourdes Rodríguez, Genésis Muñoz & Kyisha Butcher @ MacArthur High School
Senior Individual Exhibit
1st Place — “The First Lady of the World” by Ashley Trevizo @ Carver High School
2nd Place — “The Legacy of John Snow” by Stephanie Niño de Rivera @ MacArthur Ninth Grade School
Senior Individual Website
1st Place — “Diane Nash: The Unsung and Daring Leader of the Civil Rights Movement” by Neema Callender @ Nimitz High School
2nd Place — “Narkompros: Lunacharsky and Soviet Education” by Denisse Córdova @ MacArthur Ninth Grade School
Senior Individual Documentary
1st Place — “Heal the Man, Heal the Land: Roosevelt’s Legacy Through the Civilian Corps” by Brent Vela @ Nimitz High School
2nd Place — “From Modest to Modern: A Mayor’s Story” by Citizen Broome @ MacArthur Ninth Grade School
Senior Individual Performance
1st Place — “Evita: The First Lady of Argentina” by Kassidy Fajardo @ Carver High School
2nd Place — “A Cry For Freedom: The Life and Legacy of Steve Biko” by Tobias White @ Nimitz Ninth Grade School
Senior Historical Paper
1st Place — “George Washington” by José Chaidez @ MacArthur High School
2nd Place — “Joseph Stalin’s Absolutism and the Augmentation of Soviet Industrialization” by Ihsan Shafi @ Carver High School
Senior Group Website
1st Place — “’Wild Bill’ Donovan” by Makayla Jefferson, Gabriel Guzmán, Sayfaldin Thabit, Billy Toledo & Natalie Garza @ Nimitz High School
2nd Place — “Eugene Debs” by Flor García, José Delgado & Ariel Velásquez @ MacArthur High School
Senior Group Documentary
1st Place — “Mr. Houston: A Legacy as Big as The Lone Star State” by Thalía Durán, Tomás Gonzales, Gabriel Sánchez, Gerardo Salazar & Edith Hernández @ Nimitz High School
2nd Place — “Bringing Together the Heart and the Land: The Leadership and Legacy of America’s Conscience … John Steinbeck” by Maryam Memon, Jennifer Soriano, Gladys Barrera, Slade Smith & Gabriel Bevil @ Nimitz Ninth Grade School
Senior Group Performance
1st Place — “Confronting Castro’s Legacy” by Bryan Lara, Leslie Marshall, Samuel Velos, Gerald Robinson & Héctor Salinas @ Nimitz High School
2nd Place — “Tape v. Hurley” by Adrián Zaldívar, Jesús Llanas, Luis Jiménez, Shivani Patel & Guadalupe Hernández @ MacArthur High School
Harris Academy Student Choice Awards
“Walt Disney: Bringing Dreams to Life” by Crystal Nguyen @ Hoffman MS
“The First Lady of the World” by Ashley Trevizo @ Carver HS
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