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Thirty-nine GCCISD Students Advance to Texas History Day
02/10/2017
 Thirty-nine GCCISD Students Advance to Texas History Day
Photo by Carrie Pryor-Newman

Lee College Regional History Day winners show off their medals for placing first or second at the Lee College Regional History Day contest. They will advance to the Texas History Day contest at the University of Texas at Austin April 29. 
 
Thirty-nine GCCISD Students Advance to Texas History Day
 
Thirty-nine Goose Creek CISD students who competed in the recent Lee College Regional History Day contest, with a total of 24 projects, earned the opportunity to advance to Texas History Day at the University of Texas at Austin April 29. Students who placed first or second at Regional History Day advanced.

“We had so many outstanding entries, I believe it was one of the toughest competition years we’ve seen. I am so proud of the hard work our students put into their projects, and the quality of their work was excellent. Our judges were quite complimentary of our Goose Creek students on both the level of scholarship of their work and the quality of their interview skills. The parents and teachers did a great job of supporting our students and helping to get them prepared for this event,” said Faith Longorio, GCCISD’s social studies coordinator.

For the Junior Historical Paper category, Benjamin Warford-Johnson from Gentry Junior School, under the direction of Tara Fountain, took third place. Senior Historical Paper winners were Isabel de la Rosa, Sterling High School, under the direction of teacher Stephanie Cottle, first place and Dominic Borbon, Goose Creek Memorial High School, under the direction of Stephanie Schrull, second place.

Junior Individual Website winners were Tanishqa Kharat, Highlands Junior, under the direction of Michella Jones, first place; Diego Loredo, Baytown Junior, under the direction of Peter Cushman, second place and Nathan Eitel, Cedar Bayou Junior, under the direction of Ashley Thurgood, third place. For the Junior Group Website category, Brock Glasscock and Carson Garrett, Cedar Bayou Junior, under the direction of Alysha Flood, won first place and Charlotte Newport and Heather Tarver, Gentry Junior, under the direction of Fountain, took second place.

Senior Individual Website winners were Tramy Nguyen, Sterling, under the direction of Stephanie Cottle, first place; Utkarsh Sharma, Goose Creek Memorial, under the direction of Stephanie Schrull, second place and Tina Phan, Sterling, under the direction of Cottle and Scott Sickle, third place. In the Senior Group Website category, first place went to Soham Datar, Athena Janobas, Brienne Schrull and Shaily Yadav from GCM, under the direction of Schrull and Lori Glaspie.

Junior Individual Performance winners were Grace Miller, Cedar Bayou, under the direction of Camille Hagerty and Allan Cosep, Jr., Gentry, under the direction of Steven Bingham. Junior Group Performance winners were Madeleine Broussard and Brandon Broussard, Gentry, under the direction of Mitch Jackson and Bingham. Second place went to the team of Kenzie Laird, Dayna Steyn and Sierra McBride from Baytown Junior, under the direction of Cushman. Third place winners were Evan Kerr, Kennedy Cortez and Blake Butler, Baytown Junior, under the direction of David LaGrange.

Andrew Beck, Sterling, under the direction of Arlene Hastings-Hill, won the third-place award for Senior Individual Performance. For Senior Group Performance, Melissa Del Rio, Carmen Martinez, Kimberley Murrillo and Gabriel de la Garza from Robert E. Lee High School won second place, under the direction of Rosemary Calico-Hopson.

In the Junior Individual Documentary category, first place went to Pranav Gupta, Highlands Junior, under the direction of Jones, and third place went to Riley Benoit, Cedar Bayou, under the direction of Brandy Pheris. Junior Group Documentary winners included Marc DeGuzman, Steven Mauro and Brandon Rupp, second place, Gentry Junior, under the direction of Fountain, second place and Danika Cerino, Myron O’Neal and Trishia Pascual, Baytown Junior, under the direction of Mike Gill, third place.

Senior Individual Documentary winners were Abigail DeGuzman, Sterling, under the direction of Cottle, first place; Jacob Kingsmill, Goose Creek Memorial, under the direction of Schrull, second place and Jorden Garrison, Sterling, under the direction of Cathy Murry. Nick Herrera and Aarushi Shukla, Sterling, under the direction of Cottle, won third place in the Senior Group Documentary category.

In the Junior Individual Exhibit category, Brooke Schrull from Highlands Junior was the first- place winner, under the direction of Adrienne Freeman; Avery Kerr from Baytown Junior, under the direction of John Lowrance, placed second and Jennifer Montoya from Highlands Junior, under the direction of Jones, placed third. Junior Group Exhibit winners were Emma Tomkins and Haidin Land, Highlands Junior, under the direction of Jones, first place and Lance Elder and Gabriel Renteria, Cedar Bayou, under the direction of Thurgood, third place.

Taking first place in the Senior Individual Exhibit category was Havi Nguyen, Sterling, under the direction of Hastings-Hill and Cottle. Second place went to Ruth Patino, Goose Creek Memorial, under the direction of Schrull, and third place went to Karis Sockwell, Sterling, under the direction of Cottle. First place Senior Group Exhibit winners were Danielle Garcia and Priscilla Garcia, Sterling, under the direction of Cottle.

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