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 […]
Texas Middle & High School Students
Kristina Delagarza Hector Garcia Middle School Junior Division Individual Website In August of 1800, Gabriel Prosser, an enslaved blacksmith from a Virginia tobacco plantation, organized a group of about 25 slaves to violently rise up against their masters–and then build an army. But, as was the case with so many slave rebellions, Prosser was betrayed […]
Jonathan M. Garcia Ross S. Sterling High School Senior Division Individual Exhibit Read Jonathan’s Process Paper John Peter Zenger may not be a household name today, but he was a crucial figure in the history of free press in America. In 1734, authorities in New York City arrested the German immigrant for criticizing the colonial […]
Haley Miller Waco High School Individual Performance Senior Division Read Haley’s Process Paper Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin was far more than just a novel–it was a dramatic literary attack on the immorality of slave holding. Over 300,000 Americans bought a copy in 1852 alone, making it one of the most widely-read abolitionist texts […]
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 […]
Ahnia Leary Pin Oak Middle School Junior Division Individual Performance Read Ahnia’s Process Paper Treme is one of the most iconic neighborhoods in New Orleans. Its dynamic history, culture and music even inspired a critically acclaimed HBO drama. Ahnia Leary wanted to present the story of this vibrant section of the Big Easy for Texas History Day, particularly its long history of racial tension […]
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 […]
Marcus Castillo, Viviana Lozano, Juan Martinez, Gissell Perez, Marla Zarate Veterans Memorial High School Group Performance Senior Division Read the Group’s Process Paper There is a saying that fact is stranger than fiction. So when a group of students from Veterans Memorial High School wanted to do a Texas History Day project on the horrors […]
Utkarsh Sharma Goose Creek Memorial High School Senior Division Individual Interpretive Web Site How did a unique Hindu philosophy come to influence protest movements across the world? Utkarsh Sharma of Goose Creek Memorial High School created a website exploring the history of Satyagraha, Mahatma Gandhi’s unique ideology of non-violent protest. Through Gandhi’s heroic efforts, Utkarsh […]
The projects on these pages are the work of talented History students from across the state of Texas who won awards in the 2013 Texas History Day competitions. The winners go on to National History Day, which is being held in Washington DC on June 9-13.
Texas History Day is sponsored by the Texas State Historical Association, the source of many great historical resources, including The Handbook of Texas Online and Teaching Texas.
These projects were made available by the students in cooperation with the TSHA. They were produced under fair use copyright guidelines governing educational use and are exhibited here as exemplary student academic work; they may not be reproduced, reposted, or sold in any way.