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Katy, TX News – Mayde Creek High School Students Receive Statewide Award

Courtesy of Katy ISD

Katy, TX News (May 16, 2014) – Humanities Texas recently announced that five students from Mayde Creek High School are among the winners of the Humanities Texas inaugural President’s Vision poster contest.

Sarah Mavad and Megan Myers won a first-place prize for their poster on Lyndon B. Johnson, Akrama Khan and Fatema Shipchandler won a second-place prize for their posters on John Adams and Woodrow Wilson, and Sophia Carrico won a third-place prize for her poster on Franklin D. Roosevelt. All five individuals are students in Penny Rosas’s eleventh-grade class at Mayde Creek High School.

In order to participate in the President’s Vision poster contest, students had to identify the “vision” of a U.S. president and use explanatory text and primary sources to illustrate how that president pursued his vision during his time in office.

Humanities Texas received 152 poster submissions representing a total of 27 different presidents. Humanities Texas, along with three expert judges, evaluated the posters’ historical accuracy, critical thinking and visual appeal.

“We are pleased to recognize such outstanding posters,” said Humanities Texas Executive Director Michael L. Gillette. “These students have captured the visions of four American presidents in compelling and visually engaging ways.”

Mavad and Myers will receive a $500 prize and Humanities Texas will pay to have their posters professionally printed. Khan and Shipchandler will each receive a $250 prize and Carrico will receive a $100 prize.

Additional information about Humanities Texas and its President’s Vision program can be found at www.humanitiestexas.org.

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