Forty Goose Creek CISD students advanced to the Texas History Day competition as a result of winning 1st or 2nd place in their category at the recent Lee College Regional History Day. The State competition will take place in Austin May 2-3.
The top two in each category at Texas History Day will advance to National History Day at the University of Maryland.
“Goose Creek CISD students have established a tradition of excellence in competing at the local, state and national levels of History Day,” said Dr. Salvador Cavazos, Goose Creek CISD superintendent. “For the past 22 years, Goose Creek History Day competitors have advanced to the National History Day contest. There is a high level of commitment by students, teachers and sponsors in conducting research and creating excellent projects.”
In the Junior Division Individual Historical Paper category, Isabel de la Rosa of Cedar Bayou Junior School placed 1st with “Fighting for Children’s Rights: Florence Kellye and the Illinois Workshop and Factories Act.” Highlands Junior’s Austin Goodman placed 2nd with “The Right to Bear Arms and Gun Control.” Fourth place went to Annelysse Lopez of Horace Mann Junior School for “Dorothea Dix and the Rights of the Mentally Ill.”
In the Junior Division for Individual Performance, Ixzel Amador of Cedar Bayou Junior School won 2nd place for “Gideon v. Wainwright.” Fourth place went to Andrew Beck of Gentry Junior School for “Dyslexia.” Divya Singh of Gentry Junior School placed 1st in the Junior Division Individual Documentary category with “Brown v. Board of Education.” Fourth place went to Highlands Junior School’s Jacob Kingsmill for “Nato’s Involvement in the Cold War.”
Skylar Newton, Catherine Ramirez, Bethany Capetillo and Vanessa Cantu won 1st place in the Junior Division Group Performance category for “Tea Talk.” Peyton Nerf, Christopher Cerino and Christopher Ibarra of Baytown Junior School placed 1st with “The Rights of People With Disabilities” in the Junior Division Group Documentary category. Francisco Barajas and Carlos Mendoza of Horace Mann Junior School placed 2nd with “Miranda vs. Arizona.” Third place went to Abigail DeGuzman and Aarushi Shukla of Gentry Junior for “Treaty of Versailles: How it Shaped History.”
CBJ’s Danielle Garcia earned a 1st place award in the Junior Division Individual Exhibit for “Women’s Right to Vote: The Road to Seneca Falls.” Fourth place went to Brienne Schrull of Highlands Junior School for “You Have the Right to Remain Silent.” In the Junior Division Group Exhibit, 1st place went Dylan Gill and Seth Franco of Cedar Bayou Junior School for “The Day the Gridiron Turned Pink.” Second place was awarded to Tyler Miller and Logan Gibson of Gentry Junior School for “Miranda v. Arizona.” Reagan Garcia and Samantha Velasquez of Horace Mann Junior School won 3rd place for “I Died in Vietnam and Didn’t Even Know It.” The team of Yesenia Bruno, Bethany Gomez and Maria Sierra placed 4th with “We Can’t Win Without Them.”
In the Junior Divison category of Group Interpretive Web Site, 1st place winners were Victoria Hettinger and Heatherly Miles of Horace Mann Junior School for “Women Deserve to be Heard, Too!” Second place went to Taylor Saenz and Kaylee Cost of Highlands Junior School for “Women’s Rights and Responsibilities to Fight.” Fourth place went to Jatin Kulkarni and Angel Tellez of Highlands Junior School for “Mahatma Gandhi: Salt March.”
Winners in the Junior Division Individual Interpretive Web Site were 1st place Soham Datar from Highlands Junior School for “The Human Genome Project.” Third place from Gentry Junior School was Tramy Nguyen with “Shunned for Serving: The Cold-Blooded Vietnam War.” Fourth place went to Athena Janobas of Highlands Junior School with “Emmeline Pankhurst: Fight for Women’s Suffrage in England.”
In the category of Senior Division Individual Historical Paper, Astrid Guevara from Ross S. Sterling High School placed 1st with “The Cigarette Industry.” Cindy Li from Sterling won 2nd place with “Comfort Women of WWII: Rights and Responsibilities.” Madison Gomez from Sterling placed 4th with “Rights Denied – Responsibilities Abandoned: The Lebensborn Project.”
For Senior Division Individual Performance, IMPACT Early College High School’s Matthew Broussard won 1st place with “Writs, Rights, and Responsibilities: Franklin on the Origins of the Fourth.” Adulfo Amador of Ross S. Sterling High School placed 2nd with “Gideon v. Wainwright.”
The Senior Division Individual Documentary winner was Javonne Ledet of Ross S. Sterling High School for “From Cradle to Grave: The Right to a Childhood.”
In the Senior Division Group Documentary category, Cody Nethery, Rebekkah Chatham and Caren Sanchez from Ross S. Sterling High School won 1st place for “The Progression of Parental Rights and Their Corresponding Responsibilities Throughout History.” Kyleigh Fanning and Logan Fanning of Sterling placed 2nd for “When Fear Was Stronger Than Freedom: Executive Order 9066.” Third place went to Allie Bishop, Leah Woods and Kayleigh Maddie of Sterling for “National Parks.”
In Senior Division Individual Exhibit, Natalie Pence from Sterling won 1st place for “Sensationalist News.” Jonathan Garcia of Sterling placed 2nd with “John Peter Zenger: Rights of the Press.” Andrew McKay from Robert E. Lee High School placed 3rd with “You Want to Carry What?” In Senior Division Group Interpretive Web Site, 2nd place went to Dominic Borbon, Hector Amador and Arturo Buenrostro of Goose Creek Memorial High School for “The Trail of Tears: the Road of Betrayal.” Abigail Gregorcyk and Caroline Fess from Sterling placed 3rd with “Wolves of Yellowstone: The Rights of the Animals.” Shatavari Shinide and Annette Iroanya of Sterling placed 4th with “Rights and Responsibilities: The Media.”
Sterling’s Rachel Lahowetz won 1st place for “Constitutional Crisis: The Tonkin Gulf Resolution” in the Senior Division Individual Interpretive Web Site category. Utkarsh Sharma from Goose Creek Memorial won 2nd place for “Satyagraha: The Right to Protest: The Responsibility to Resist Violence.” Helen McKay from Sterling placed 3rd for “Deaf President Now: Rights and Responsibilities of the Board.” Dhvani Shukla of Sterling placed 4th for “Euthanasia: The Right to Die.”