Heart of Texas Regional History Fair Competition Set for Feb. 16 at Baylor
Media Contact: Alexis Whiteford , Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, 254-710-3783
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WACO, Texas (Feb. 10, 2023) – More than 100 students have entered projects in the 2023 Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, which will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, on the Baylor University campus.
Students representing 11 Central Texas schools have registered 52 projects in various categories. They will present their projects in Barfield Drawing Room on the second floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. Fifth St. in Waco.
All projects entered in the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair explore aspects of the 2023 National History Day theme – “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.” The first- and second-place winners from each category at the regional fair will advance to the Texas History Day competition April 15 in Austin. Winners at the state level will compete in National History Day in June 2023 at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Participation in the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair develops academic, artistic and social skills that provide lasting benefit to students in all areas of study. Specifically, students learn to:
- Conduct in-depth research,
- Use primary and secondary sources,
- Read a variety of texts,
- Analyze and synthesize information, and
- Write and present historical content.
Schools participating this year include: Atlas Academy, Chaparral High School, Eagle Christian Academy, Lake Belton Middle School, Lorena High School, McGregor High School, Moody Middle School, North Belton Middle School, Olmstead Homeschool, Shafer Homeschool and South Belton Middle School.
For more information, contact Alexis Whiteford, coordinator of the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair, at 254-710-3783 or email@example.com.
ABOUT THE HEART OF TEXAS REGIONAL HISTORY FAIR
The Heart of Texas Regional History Fair (HOTRHF) is a regional affiliate for the Texas History Day and National History Day annual competition and operates under the guidelines of the National History Day. HOTRHF covers a 14-county region in Central Texas. Founded in 1986 under the sponsorship of the Strecker Museum at Baylor University, the HOTRHF is currently sponsored by The Texas Collection at Baylor and is held each February at the Bill Daniel Student Center on the Baylor campus. Participation in the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair develops academic, artistic and social skills that provide lasting benefit to students in all areas of study. For more information or to get involved in HOTRHF, visit www.baylor.edu/historyfair.
ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.