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FBISD’s Texas History Contest Winners Announced

(FORT BEND ISD) - The Fort Bend County Historical Commission announced the winners of the Texas History Essay Contest for fourth and seventh grade students in Fort Bend ISD.

Demira Mehta from Cornerstone Elementary submitted the winning fourth-grade essay, and Neel Heblikar from Sartartia Middle School submitted the winning seventh-grade essay.

Each winner received a $125 prize provided by the Friends of Fort Bend County Historical Commission and Wharton County Junior College professor of history Dr. Spellman presented each of their schools with a copy of his landmark book, “Old 300: Gone to Texas.”

In cooperation with Fort Bend ISD and Dr. Spellman, the county historical commission held the essay contest to help observe the 200th anniversary of Fort Bend County’s origin.

The topics chosen were “Stephen F. Austin: Texas’ First Successful Empresario” for fourth-grade students and “The Life and Times of the Old Three Hundred” for seventh graders. Essays were reviewed and winners were selected by Dr. Spellman’s WCJC history students.

A copy of the winning essays may be viewed on the Fort Bend County Historical Commission Facebook page:


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