Teachers Honored at Florida History Fair

Teachers and students alike were recognized May 6th for their outstanding contributions to the study and analysis of history.  The Florida History Fair announced the following winners:

TEACHERS:

Melissa Robertson, Teacher of Merit Award
Ms. Robertson teaches European History, American History, and technology at McKeel Academy of Technology, Lakeland.  This is her third year participating in the Florida History Fair.

Leslie Porges, Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award, Junior Division
Ms. Porges teaches U.S. history and civics at American Heritage School, Plantation.  This is her 12th year participating in the Florida History Fair.

Dennis Dill, Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award, Senior Division
Mr. Dill teaches social studies and technology at McKeel Academy of Technology, Lakeland.  This is also his 12th year participating in the Florida History Fair.

For student winners click here.

Each year since 1988 the Museum of Florida History sponsors the Florida History Fair.  Students in grades 6-12 researched the given theme, using both primary and secondary sources and presented their findings in a variety of ways, including written papers, exhibits, performances, or even websites.  This year’s theme was “Rights and Responsibilities in History”, a topic that was open to interpretation by entrants.  Students were free to focus on areas that interested them, such as politics, science, the arts, etc.

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