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Eight GCCISD Students Advance to National History Day
 Seen students stand infant of stairway with medals. They are heading to national completion for History Day.

Eight Goose Creek CISD students earned the privilege of competing at National History Day in June by placing first or second at Texas History Day. Pictured are (front, from left) Allan Cosep, Jr., Madeleine Broussard, (middle row, from left) Dominic Borbon, Havi Nguyen, Brandon Broussard, (top row, from left) Danielle Garcia and Grace Muller. Not pictured is Priscilla Garcia.

Eight GCCISD Students Advance to National History Day

By: Susan Passmore

Eight students will represent Goose Creek CISD at the National History Day Competition in College Park, MD, on the University of Maryland campus June 11-15 after placing first or second at the recent Texas History Day in Austin. This marks the 27th consecutive year that Goose Creek CISD students have advanced to National History Day thanks to support from parents, teachers and district administrators as well as their own hard work and effort.
Senior Group Exhibit competitors Danielle Garcia and Priscilla Garcia from Ross S. Sterling High School, sponsored by Stephanie Cottle, won first place with “Freedom Riders: Freedom’s Wheels are Rolling.” In Junior Group Performance, Madeleine Broussard and Brandon Broussard from Gentry Junior School, sponsored by Steve Koester, won first place with “Fanning the Flames of Revolution.”
Havi Nguyen from Sterling High School won second in the Senior Individual Exhibit category for “Lewis Hine: Capturing the Injustice of Child Labor.” His sponsor is Stephanie Cottle. Dominic Borbon from Goose Creek Memorial High School placed second in the Senior Historical Paper competition with “Manet and the Impressionists.” His sponsor is Jason Catoire.
In the Junior Individual Performance category, Allan Cosep, Jr. from Gentry Junior and Grace Muller from Cedar Bayou Junior School tied for second place. Allan’s entry was “Standing Up Against the Great America Depression: President Franklin Roosevelt’s Economic Fight,” and his sponsors are Steve Bingham and Tara Fountain. Grace’s entry was “Lady Bird Johnson: Taking a Stand to Preserve the Natural Beauty of America,” and her sponsor is Amy Maddie.
Other competitors from Goose Creek CISD brought home awards. In Senior Group Performance, Melissa Del Rio, Carmen Martinez, Kimberley Murrillo and Gabriel de la Garza from Robert E. Lee High School, sponsored by Rosemary Calico-Hopson, earned third place honors for “The Stand of the First Lady of the World.” Third place went to Charlotte Newport and Heather Tarver from Gentry Junior School in the Junior Group Website category, sponsored by Tara Fountain, for “Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.”
Goose Creek CISD students also received some special awards. The National History Day Special Prize for Maritime Projects went to Jacob Kingsmill from Goose Creek Memorial for his Senior Individual Documentary “The German Atlantic Wall: A Military Stand.” His sponsor is Stephanie Schrull. Isabel de la Rosa from Sterling High School, sponsored by Stephanie Cottle, received the Lee College Outstanding Regional Entry Award for her Senior Historical Paper “Slavery Law, Pure and Simple.” Brooke Schrull from Highlands Junior won two special awards for her Junior Individual Exhibit “Diane Nash: Standing for Equality.” Brooke was awarded the Willie Lee Gay Award for African-American History and the Lee College Outstanding Regional Entry Award. Her sponsor is Adrienne Freeman.
Distinguished Achievement Awards were awarded to GCCISD students for the following projects: Soham Datar, Athena Janobas, Brienne Schrull and Shaily Yadav, GCM, sponsored by Stephanie Schrull and Lori Glaspie, Senior Group Documentary “The Greensburo Sit-ins: Igniting Change by Taking a Seat;” Tramy Nguyen, Sterling, sponsored by Stephanie Cottle, Senior Individual Website, “Voice of the Mad: Dorothea Dix;” Jacob Kingsmill, GCM, sponsored by Stephanie Schrull, Senior Individual Documentary “The German Atlantic Wall: A Military Stand;” Abigail de Guzman, Sterling, sponsored by Stephanie Cottle, Senior Individual Documentary “Clara Barton: The American Humanitarian” and Pranav Gupta, Highlands Junior, sponsored by Michella Jones, Junior Individual Documentary “The Awakening of Mighty America: Taking a Stand for Economic Prosperity.”
“Our Goose Creek students did a fantastic job competing at the Texas History Day competition. Our students were absolutely outstanding both in the competition and as representatives of our district. I am so proud of all the students who competed in Austin,” said Faith Longorio, social studies coordinator.


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