Seminole State College History Professors Jeffrey Christiansen and Marta Osby volunteered their time to judge the first History Fair held by The Academy of Seminole (TAOS) on March 7.
The two judges scored 55 different exhibits and read and scored 34 research papers. The event was overseen by Kyle Moore, who organized the event and serves as history instructor at the Academy.
“Our history fair was a smashing success, and we could not have done this without their help. I cannot thank them enough for their generosity and expertise. Marta and Jeffrey went above and beyond for us,” Moore said.
The students were judged according to their grades with winners for each grade along with an overall “Grand” winner. The categories of different types of submissions included exhibits, research papers, websites, and documentaries. The subject of the fair was “Civil Rights and Minorities’ Contributions to Society.” Two other SSC history faculty members, Dr. Steve Bolin and Division Chair Sam Rivera, also supported the event and scored a portion of the papers.