Gloria Steinem’s eighth book is part feminist memoir, part autobiography of personal growth and change, part invocation to the adventure of living in the present, and part story book.
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Charting the rise of the United States from a peripheral, comparatively weak power in the late nineteenth century to the pinnacle of its military, diplomatic, and cultural influence in the early twenty-first. How and why did this momentous transformation occur? Who resisted and why? What were the attitudes of foreign nations as the United States became a great power of the first order and then surpassed them all?
Seth Franco and Dylan Gill Cedar Bayou Junior School Junior Division Group Exhibit Read Seth and Dylan’s Process Paper In 2014, female athletics are common in America’s high schools and colleges. But this was not always the case. Prior to the 1972 passage of the Title IX Education Amendment, all male teams received most, if […]
Korbin San Miguel St. Matthew Catholic School Junior Division Individual Documentary Read Korbin’s Process Paper The Great Depression was a period of high unemployment and extreme poverty. But even those who managed to find work often found themselves underpaid and exploited. Korbin San Miguel created a Texas History Day documentary on migratory farm laborers during […]
Alexis Speer Nimitz High School Senior Division Individual Website Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Lewis–these are all familiar names in the history of America’s Civil Rights Movement. But what about Joan Trumpauer Mulholland? A white woman raised in the Deep South, Mulholland became active in non-violent campaigns against racial segregation. In addition to participating […]
Jake Manlove Rockport-Fulton Middle School Junior Division Individual Performance Read Jake’s Process Paper General Douglas MacArthur was a giant of the 20th-century world. After successfully leading Allied troops to victory in the Pacific, he oversaw the post-war occupation of Japan, a time of astonishing political, economic and social change across the country. But what kind […]
Evan Knapp Rockport-Fulton Middle School Junior Division Individual Exhibit Read Evan’s Process Paper On April 16, 1947 a fertilizer and oil fire triggered a massive explosion in the Port of Texas City, killing 581 people. Later dubbed the Texas City Disaster, this event remains the worst industrial accident in American history. Rockport-Fulton Middle School student […]
Harshika Avula, Lekhya Kintada, Daniel Noorily, Bharath Ram, Kevin Zhang Health Careers High School Senior Division Group Website Between 1932 and 1972, doctors from the United States Public Health Service undertook a project in rural Alabama to allegedly treat “bad blood” and other illnesses among local African-Americans. But these doctors’ real agenda was to observe […]
Maham Sewani and Sania Shahid Sartartia Middle School Junior Division Group Website Read Maham and Sania’s Process Paper In 2010 the Deepwater Horizon, an off-shore oil rig operated by British Petroleum, exploded in the Gulf of Mexico. Over the succeeding weeks an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil spilled into the Gulf, the largest marine […]