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Students bring home awards at Texas History Day contest

A part of the National History Day program, Texas History Day is a yearlong education program that culminates in an annual state-level history competition for students in grades six through twelve.

Congratulations to the following students who placed in the Texas History Day contest on April 23 in Austin! 

Legacy Middle School sixth-grader David Fargier won first place for his documentary, Diplomacy: The Key to Preventing Nuclear War. 

Heritage Middle School sixth-grader Jessie Hale came in second place with her individual website, The Seneca Falls Convention: The First Diplomatic Women's Rights Gathering. 

Heritage Middle School eighth-grader Natalie Kennemore placed third with her paper, Isolationism vs. Interventionism: The Great U.S. Debate of Diplomatic Relations in WWII. Natalie also received the World War II in the Pacific-Junior Division special award, sponsored by The National Museum of the Pacific War & the Admiral Nimitz Foundation. This award comes with a cash prize of $250.

David and Jessica will advance to the National History Day competition this June.

David Fargier

Hale and Kennemore