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Valentine girl competes at The National History Day Contest

June 22nd, 2017 under Education
(photo courtesy CONGRESSMAN WILL HURD’s OFFICE) From left, Valentine teacher Bianca Porras, national finalist Jaci Garcia, and Valentine ISD Superintendent Debbie Engle.

(photo courtesy CONGRESSMAN WILL HURD’s OFFICE)
From left, Valentine teacher Bianca Porras, national finalist Jaci Garcia, and Valentine ISD Superintendent Debbie Engle.

By NICK WINCHESTER

nick@bigbendnow.com

VALENTINE – Valentine student, Jaclyn Garcia, competed at The National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park, MD, last week.

During her trip to Maryland, Garcia visited the office of District 23 Congressman Will Hurd in Washington D.C, alongside teacher Bianca Porras and Valentine ISD Superintendent Debbie Engle.

This was Garcia’s sixth year competing in school history fairs, and the first time she made it to the national level.

Over a half-million students from across the world entered the contest at the local level, with the top entries advancing to state or affiliate contests.

On March 2, Garcia participated in the Big Bend Regional History Fair, at Sul Ross State University. She won first place in the Individual Senior Website division, which made her eligible to compete in Austin at the state competition. Her winning project was titled, “The French Revolution: Standing Against a Dynasty.”

Garcia placed second at the state competition on April 29 at University of Texas in Austin, which saw her progress to the national competition. She is the first Valentine student to do so.

The top two entries in each category were invited to the National History Day National Contest at the University of Maryland, College Park, June 11-15.

The Capitol tour from Congressman Hurd’s office is a courtesy that is offered to constituents if they are in Washington, DC.

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