Students Get a Chance to Express Themselves in Various Mediums at Florida History Fair

Florida History Fair
Posted at 6:18 PM, May 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-04 14:31:32-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The Tallahassee Community College gymnasium was packed today with displays for the Florida History Fair.

This year's theme was "Leadership and Legacy in History."

More than 1,000 high schoolers and middle schoolers presented their county-winning projects to compete in the statewide fair.

Students got to choose from a variety of mediums to present their research, ranging from documentaries, to papers, and even websites.

Gary Pettit from the Museum of Florida History, says the having the students select which medium to use is one of the best parts of this event. "This inspires all these young historians, because they can present this research however they want. So if they're somebody that loves to perform they can do a performance about their research topic, if they like to stay out of the spotlight they can do a paper about it. If they like websites they can make a website about this. So they can do it in however is familiar, and something they feel comfortable with," Pettit said. 

The winners will be announced tomorrow. They will head to the University of Maryland for the national competition in June.