by Bianca Porras,
Our very own Jaclyn Garcia has advanced to the National History Fair competition in College Park, Maryland!!
On March 2nd, Jaci participated in the Big Bend Regional History Fair, at Sul Ross State University. She won first place in the Individual Senior Website division. This made her eligible to compete in Austin at the state competition. Her website is titled, “The French Revolution: Standing Against A Dynasty”.
The state competition was held at the University of Texas in Austin on April 29th. There were roughly thirty participants in the individual senior website division. This competition is not separated into big school/small school divisions. Jaci won second place to place her in an elite group of students from across the state that has the honor to represent the state of Texas.
The history fair process begins at the beginning of the school year. At this time the students are informed of the year's theme and they begin researching and constructing the project of their choice. The choices are exhibit board, documentary, research paper, performance, or website.
This is Jaci's sixth year to compete for Valentine in the History Fair. She has advanced to the state meet every single year she has participated. However, this is the first year any student from Valentine has advanced to the national competition.
The National History Fair will be held at the University of Maryland in College Park, on June 11th-June 15th. History Fair sponsor, Bianca Porras, will accompany Jaci on her journey. Both are extremely excited and grateful to have the opportunity to represent Valentine, as well as the Big Bend Region.
Jaci has been an extremely busy student and is wrapping up what has been a banner Senior year. She has advanced to the UIL Regional Academic and Golf meets. She also represented Valentine at the UIL Academic State Meet. She will be leaving for Australia, New Zealand, and Hawaii on Valentine's traditional Travel Class trip this summer.
Also representing Valentine at the state competition in Austin were Jordan Miller, Samantha Kuhlman and Bela Oldham.
Link to Jaci's website: http://24874292.nhd.weebly.com/