#MRTS: History & Science Fairs

Science Fair
History Fair
#MavsRaiseTheStandard - Science/History Fair

Marshall ISD students excelled this year in various projects at the regional and state levels of the annual Science and History Fairs at both high school and junior high levels.

In the annual Science Fair competition, Marshall Junior High seventh-grader Vincent Gamuth advanced to the Texas Science and Engineering Fair in San Antonio with his project, "Bounce of a Basketball," while Marshall High School's Carl Raymundo (10th grade) and Lorraine Raymundo (12th grade) also qualified for state with their group project, "Bacteria is Everywhere."

MHS seniors Abigail Janvier, Dakota Epps and Samantha Reeves advanced with their group project, “I Believe I Can Fly.” This project was also awarded a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement from the American Meteorological Society.

Overall, MISD sent 21 students to the Regional Science Fair at Kilgore College this year. Caroline Winters, a fifth grade student at Sam Houston Elementary, received the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Certificate and a prize of $75 for her project.

In History Fair, nine Marshall Junior High students qualified for the 2018 Texas State History Fair in Austin. Marshall’s Levi Ford (Individual Documentary), Susan Argote and Jasmin Vargas (Group Documentary) and Skylar Smith (Individual Exhibit) finished in first place at the regional competition. Elijah Harris (Individual Exhibit) and the team of Emily Blalock, Raegan Greer, Emily Hill and Brianna Lovera (Group Exhibit) finished in second place to also advance to the state competition.

In all, 15 MJHS students had qualified for the regional history fair which was held in Texarkana.

#MavUp for our 2017-2018 Science and History Fair competitors!
The Texas Science and Engineering Fair, co-sponsored by the Texas Workforce Commission and ExxonMobil, provides Texas students with a platform to demonstrate their specific talents and commitment to improving the world around them through innovative science solutions. The TXSEF was held March 23-24 at the University of Texas-San Antonio and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

The Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) sponsors the Texas History Fair each year. Each year thousands of students, encouraged by teachers and parents statewide, participate in the National History Day program in Texas. Texas History Day, an affiliate of NHD and is a highly regarded academic program for 6th through 12th grade students. Each year more than 65,000 Texas students join more than 500,000 students across the country for National History Day. Texas History Day provides a framework for successful student projects. Each student bases their project on the same annual theme and rule book. Students choose historical topics related to a theme and conduct extensive primary and secondary research at libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and more. Projects are not limited to any particular time period or geographic area. After analyzing and interpreting their source material, create a plan to present their findings to the peers and teachers before moving on to regional, state, and possibly national contests. Students can create and present original research papers, exhibits, performances, websites, and documentaries.

The student projects may be entered into competitions in the spring at one of our regional contests across Texas. Winners from each regional competition will advance to the state contest in Austin. Students who place first or second at our state contest advance to the National Contest held each June held at the University of Maryland at College Park.

In addition to discovering the exciting world of the past, Texas History Day also helps students develop the following attributes that are critical for future success: