History & Science Fairs
Every year, Holy Nativity Episcopal Middle School students have the opportunity to participate in Florida History Fair/Florida History Day through the local Tom Barefield History Fair district competition. This competition enhances the teaching and learning of history by promoting the student's opportunity to do original research about people, ideas and events of the past. This year's National History Day theme is "Taking a Stand in History". Students at HNES have the option to present their research findings either competitively or noncompetitively, while choosing from a wide-spectrum of format categories including a paper, exhibit, performance, documentary or website. This opens up a student's opportunity to learn in a variety of ways resulting in improved writing, analyzing, and critical thinking skills. All Sixth graders at HNES are required to complete a History Fair Project. Seventh graders must complete a Science Fair Project, but may also choose to submit a competitive History Fair Project, while Eighth graders have the choice of completing either a History Fair or Science Fair Project. Designated class time is provided to all Middle School students to work on their projects under the guidance of a teacher, although all projects are independently researched and student driven.
2016-2017 Holy Nativity History Fair Winners are:
Grand Prize Winner: Paige Sondgeroth, Website, "Susan B. Anthony"
Mia Carroll "Women's Suffrage"
Paige Sondgeroth "Susan B. Anthony"
Mack Keltner "Alexander Hamilton"
Tradd McDaniel "National Parks Service"
Sierra Czubaj "Katherine Hepburn"
2016-2017 Science Fair Winners
The Three Rivers Regional Science Fair held at FSU-Panama City is an annual science competition where 153 students from Bay, Gulf, and Holmes County compete. Three of our Holy Nativity students placed in this year's fair. Liam Dykes was awarded 2nd place in Behavioral/Social Science; Sarah Stewart was awarded 2nd place in Bahavioral/Health Science; and Cecilia Shuler won Honorable Mention in the Engineering category.
Holy Nativity Students who participated in this year's
Three Rivers Science Fair. (back row, left to right) Sarah Stewart, Cecilia Shuler, Luke Station, Charlee Torres, Sam Johnson, (front row, left to right) Mikayla Fagan, Rebecca Maddox, Isabella Fagan, Gavin Roake, and Liam Dykes.