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CCCCD Announces History Day Winners

CCCCD Announces History Day Winners

April 8, 2003 - Collin County Community College District recently hosted the annual Dallas Regional History Day. More than 300 area students competed in the event sponsored by the college. Co-coordinators of the history day CCCCD professors of history Larry Collins and Matt Coulter began preparing for the competition in the fall.

According to Coulter, the months of preparation are well worth his time because not only do the students benefit from the experience but he, Collins and nearly 30 CCCCD professors, who serve as judges for the event, have the opportunity to see good historical research.

"The students have the chance to work with primary sources including documents, oral history, interviews of relatives and others in history and do historical research. Students and their teachers get to see our college for at least half a day and meet our professors. They are in our classrooms and see that they are well equipped. We would like these students to come to CCCCD in the future," said Coulter.

The following winners will be competing at the state level:

Junior Division (grades 6-8)

William B. Travis Academy
Adshasa Wigfall, Glennise Timmons, Katie Fife, Cindy Trujillo, and Daniel Maute

Alex W. Spence Academy
Melissa Lauderdal, Karen Lopez, Elizabeth Perez, Anabel Simental, and Hannah Powers

Scott Johnson Middle School
Henry Pascoe, Ruben Gonzalez, Trey Williams, Leslie Mathews, and Sarah Underwood

Senior Division (grades 9-12)

R. L. Turner High School
Anthony Hernandez and Albert Lin

Highland Park High School
Harrison Powers, Jordan Zehr, Erika Weiberg, Charles Sharpless, Annie Wyman, Grant Berger, Sarah McCombs, Kathryn Piazza, Mallory Biegler, Bethany Williams, Jenna Walls, Daley Turel, Melody Turel, Matthew Decker, Katie Soderquist, Drew McWay, Shannon Jenkins, Dan Stefan, Ashley Edrington, Kim Hoffman, Emily Bush, and Bobby Connop

McKinney North High School
Allison Redfearn and Payton Odom

Hebron High School
April Ashby

Vines High School
Ashley Johnson and Melissa Hayes

Plano Senior High School
Layla Attia

Collin County Community College District serves more than 38,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines. In addition, the CCCCD is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. The college is one of only nine instructor Cisco Academy Training Centers in the world. This center and the engineering technology program are based at the Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco.