Midway Fifth Grader to Compete in State History Fair

Woodway Elementary School fifth grader Carter Rivera is set to compete this Saturday, April 20 at the state history fair competition in Austin. He placed second in the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair in February to advance to the Texas History Day state contest.

Student presents poster at history fair
Woodway Elementary School fifth grader Carter Rivera won second place at the HOT Regional History Fair to advance to the state level. 

Carter will be competing in the elementary individual poster category with his project titled “Waco News Correspondent Contributes to the Cause in World War I.”

Shanna Attai, Carter’s fifth grade teacher and history fair sponsor, said he expressed interest in the contest all on his own.

“Carter is very motivated,” Attai said. “I am consistently impressed by his drive for knowledge and appreciation for our history. He is an exemplary student!”

At the state fair, Carter will compete against first and second place winners from regions across Texas. The 2024 contest theme is “Turning Points in History.”

Apr 18, 2024