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peggy_2_of_1062017 Texas Heroes Foundation Student History Fair Theme: “Taking a Stand in Texas History” 

Awards – $200 best of show. Each category each level: $100 first, $50 second & $25 third and Group Award $100 to be shared. We encourage choirs and other groups to participate in group categories.
Senior Scholarship presented by the Texas Heroes Foundation.
Manuscripts must be mailed on or before February 15, 2017 
All other entries must be submitted on or before February 26th or 27th of 2017 
Texas History event, person, encounter can continue into the 1900s but must begin prior to Dec. 31, 1899.
 All entries: Parents and/or students must bring the entry to Acton Baptist Church at 3500 Fall Creek Hwy Feb. 26, 3-5 pmand Feb. 27, 2-7 pm. You need two entry forms completed for each entry. Entries MUST be picked up at the end of the awards presentation at 6:30 pm on March 3 at Acton Baptist Church. All entries not picked up will be discarded. Contact Peggy Freeman 214-675-5752 with questions. 

 
Research Manuscripts Creative/Narrative/Expository/Poetry – Individual entries only. Must be original, factual or historically based, presented in any written form: Creative/Narrative/Expository/Poetry&Ballads. Entries must be typed and double-spaced. Use a 12 point common font type. Word-count less than 2,000 words. Place your research entry in a folder with brads. Provide a list of sources. (Doesn’t have to be a annotated bibliography.) Criteria for judging research manuscripts: 1. Historical content and accuracy (even if using a fictional account). 2. Contents relate to the topic of Texas Independence and history prior to the 1900s. 3. Uniqueness of the subject matter and writing style. 4. Content engages the reader. 5. Demonstrates wide, abundant research. 6. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling. If a teacher requires a manuscript to be entered the student may still enter another project on a different subject. However, they can not enter two categories on the same subject. Manuscripts must be mailed on or before February 15, 2017 to: TIDHF %Peggy Freeman 9106 Bellechase Granbury, TX 76049.
 
 Exhibits – Open to individual and groups. Exhibit size – no larger than 40 inches wide, 30 inches deep, and 6 feet high. Entries can include any combination of photos, research paper, artwork, 3-D models, etc. The theme/topic of the exhibit must be obvious. Students should be prepared to answer questions about their research and project. Criteria for judging exhibits:1. Historical content and accuracy. 2. Exhibit relates to the topic of Texas history prior to the 1900s. 3. Exhibit is organized, has visual impact, & correctly uses maps, photos, etc. 4. Demonstrates wide and abundant research.5. Clearly demonstrates the chosen theme and topic.Artwork – Open to individual and group entries. Entries can include any painting or print style, sculpture, photography, garments, or any other art form. Artwork will be judged using the following criteria:1. Historical content and accuracy. 2. How well the artwork relates to the topic of Texas Independence and history prior to the 1900s 3. Creativity, technique, and uniqueness of style of artwork. 4. Visual impact. 5. All art work must be mounted stable enough to display or hang. If drawing or art work is on plain sheet of paper, flimsy, or cannot be properly displayed please attach it to something stable such as card stock, cardboard, foam-core, etc. to support the work so that it does not get bent, torn, etc. and can be displayed or hung up. 6. Artwork must be clean, not torn, bent, damaged, smeared. 7. Show your pride of work by presenting a clean, neat piece of artwork.
 
 Videos/Power Point – Open to individual and group entries. Entries must be 20 minutes or less and can include either presentation or creative style of any kind. The video can be made from live video recording or using a combination of stills such as photos or graphics. You are welcome to consult with a video professional for tips on making the video, but you cannot engage his or her services for shooting, editing, etc. Criteria for judging videos: Historical content and accuracy (even if using a fictional account) 2. Relevance to the topic of Texas Independence and history prior to the 1900s. 3. Creativity and uniqueness of style. 4. Video flows well, is organized and clearly understood. 5. Good visuals and sound quality. 6. Engages the viewer.
Performing Arts – Ballads, scenes, duets, solo and groups 1. Historical content and accuracy (even if using a fictional account). 2. Relevance to the topic of Texas Independence and history prior to the 1900s. 3. Creativity and uniqueness of style. 4. Presentation flows well, is organized and clearly understood. 5. Historically correct details in the production including costumes and props. 6. How engaging the presentation is to the viewer. You may incorporate video images in your presentations. Example video or slide show with music, dancing singing. Presentation for judging will be done on Tuesday between 4-9 pm. Winners will present at the THF Student History Fair. Bring your entry forms at that time. Call to get a time to compete so you won’t have to wait too long. 214-675-5752 
Website Designs – Open to individual and group entries. Entries can include either presentation or creative style of any kind of web design. It can be made live on-line or saved on a portable drive. The entry must open in html using a combination of original text, photos, video and graphics. These entries will be on display during the history fair. You are welcome to consult with a web design professional for tips on making the video, but you cannot engage his or her services for shooting, editing, etc. 1. Historical content and accuracy (even if using a fictional account) 2. Relevance to the topic of Texas Independence prior to the 1900s. 3. Creativity and uniqueness of style. 4. Website flows well, is organized and clearly understood. 5. Clear visuals and sound are required. 6. Must engage viewer.

 

Thank you to our sponsors.

 

Texas Volunteer

Heritage Group of Raymond James

Texas Friend

Dr. Paul Schmidt

First Financial Bank

Karen H. Smith

Burroughs Medical Clinic

Glen Rose Nursing & Rehabilitation

Cherokee Rose Nursing & Rehabilitation

Dr. Susan Baker

Glen Rose Auto Parts

Lost in Time

Mr & Mrs James Barnard

Prosperity Bank

Texas Contributor

Strut Your Stuff

Best Value Medical Center Pharmacy

Texas Treasures

Dr. Julia Hutchinson

John Pruitt

La Vita Italian Restaurant

Los Primos Mexican Restaurant & Cantina

Miss Dixie’s Cottage

Mr  & Mrs Tom Gosdin

Mr & Mrs Johnny Martin

Bobby Wilson

Donations in Products

Somervell County
City of Glen Rose
Hammonds B B Q
Glen Rose Convention & Vistors Bureau
Subway Glen Rose
Somervell County Fire Department
Hank Jones
Brookshires Food Stores
First United Methodist Church Glen Rose
Holiday Inn Glen Rose
Linda’s Cakes
Tractor Supply Company
Walmart
Oakdale Park
H E B Food Stores
Gosdin Dozer Service
Ben Valentine
Somervell Floors
Mr & Mrs. Hodgkinson
Home Depot
Glen Rose ISD
Higginbotham Brothers

somervellSOMERVELL, ALEXANDER (1796–1854). Alexander Somervell, soldier, and leader of the Somervell Expedition, celebrated as just one Texas Hero Remembered in Glen Rose on May 20th.   He was born to James and Elizabeth Somervell in Maryland on June 11, 1796, and moved to Texas in 1833 with a land grant from Stephen F. Austin’s in the second colony. . In October 1835, Somervell joined the volunteers marching from Gonzales to Bexar and was elected major. He participated in the siege of Bexar. He enlisted in the Texas army on March 12, 1836, and was elected lieutenant colonel of the first regiment of Texas Volunteers. He fought in the Battle of San Jacinto and remained in the army until June 7, 1836. He served briefly as secretary of war in David G. Burnet’s cabinet. Students, teachers and more are invited to come celebrate Texas Heroes Remembered. 9am to 7pm in Heritage Park – Glen Rose, Texas. #TexasHeroes

hanna-nicoleHannah, way to go, girl!

Hannah’s name was drawn from those selfie entries we received in the Selfie Scavenger Hunt TID.  She will receive $50 for her entry at the Stroll Thru Texas History.

Stroll Thru Texas History 2016

crowdatmonumentTexas Heroes Foundation feels Texas Proud to have hosted over 500 students on March 2, 2016.  Thank you, teachers. Your time and dedication is so appreciated. The students from Acton Middle School, Lakeside Baptist, Cornerstone Christian School and more exhibited excellent behavior.

 

Keri KittlesonTexas Heroes Foundation Student History Fair Award Presented by

Lake Granbury Living Magazine Award

Goes to… Keri Kittleson

Keri won first place in the exhibits category with an in-depth research of the Derring homeplace on Peak Road.  Her excavation for artifacts and genealogy research combined with her poem drew the judges praise.

Congratulations, Keri.

Hood Co. Development District -A True Defender of Texas Heroes

Thank you for sponsoring our March 2, 2016 Stroll Through Texas History, Crockett Memorial and THF Student History Fair.

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