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History makers: Sixth grade duo headed to state history fair

The state competition will be held on April 29 at the University of Texas at Austin and the Bullock Texas State History Museum.

The students previously won first place in the James H. Baker Sixth Grade Campus history fair in the group exhibits category. Their project is “Ruby Bridges: Taking a Stand Against Segregation.”

Other Baker students who advanced to the regional fair were Brady Axtell and Alisyn Couch in the individual exhibit category; Isabella Balboa and Izabella Baez in group exhibits; Cyrus Wilburn and Jorge Vanegas in web pages; Braeden Williams, Keely Cummings and Jeremiah Fontenot in documentaries; and Devyn Bounds and Cheyenne Fox in group performance.

Virginia Grace Wright from La Porte Junior High School competed in the individual exhibit competition. From Lomax Junior High School, Mia Terry, Hannah Green, Kaidance Anderson, Ashley Villarreal and Jeralyn Chaddock competed in the group performance category, while Timothy Copeland and Jaden Avila participated in the individual exhibit contest and Mary Owens-Eck and Emma Wilson n the group exhibit competition.

Photo: James H. Baker Sixth Grade Campus students Jamie Wood, left, and Geovanna Pena receive their second place medals at the Lee College Regional History Fair on Feb. 4. With them is Andrea Berg, Lomax Junior High School teacher, who represented La Porte ISD teachers during the awards ceremony.