Article by Pudge Willcox

Four members of the Chambers County Historical Commission served as Judges for the National History Day competition recently held at Lee College. Bob Wheat, Stephanie Rowland along with Kay and Pudge Willcox helped judge the historical display projects that were prepared by junior and senior high students from the Baytown region.

Projects were submitted by both individuals and by groups of three students. The theme for the projects was “Taking a Stand” and the displays were judged on how well the project related to the theme. In order to win, the students were also required to submit a process paper describing how the project was developed, including a bibliography of their research sources.

Two projects from each class category were chosen for the final competition which will result in the final selection of two projects that will then compete in the State competition in Austin. There, two projects from the statewide competition will be selected to compete in the National contest in Washington, D.C. In past years, several projects from the Lee College contest have been chosen to represent the State in the National contest.

Bob Wheat, Commission Chair encourages junior and senior high students in the Chambers County School systems to consider entering the competition next year as there have been no local schools represented in the contest. In addition to the display category, students could enter the demonstration category or the performance category. For demonstrations, most of the students developed and presented power point presentations that related to the contest theme. The performance category allows students to develop and perform a skit or public address.


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