In 2012, Humanities Texas sent a set of President’s Vision posters to each accredited secondary school and public library in the state. During the 2013–2014 academic year, we held a contest for students to design their own President’s Vision posters.
Students were asked to develop posters that identify the “vision” of a U.S. president and use explanatory text and primary sources to illustrate how the president pursued his vision during his term(s).
The project provided students the opportunity not only to expand their knowledge of U.S. history, but also to develop their critical thinking, research, writing, presentation, and media design skills. Students could select any U.S. president and present their own interpretation of that president's vision.
Humanities Texas received 152 poster submissions representing a total of twenty-seven different presidents. Humanities Texas staff, along with three expert judges, evaluated the posters based on historical accuracy, critical thinking, and visual appeal.
The judges included Dr. Michael Les Benedict, emeritus professor of history at The Ohio State University, Heather Pesanti, senior curator at The Contemporary Austin, and award-winning classroom teacher Jim Furgeson.
We are pleased to announce the winners of the Humanities Texas inaugural President’s Vision poster contest. A slideshow of the winning posters can be viewed below.
Lucille Lopez and Abby Richter, Burkburnett Middle School, Burkburnett
Fabiola Murillo, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, Dallas
Lydia Moss, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, Dallas
Jordan Masters, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, Dallas
Tyler Hudgins and Travis Sturm, Vidor Junior High School, Vidor
Cierra Olivarez and Kenzie Daniell, South Belton Middle School, Belton
Hasnat Ahmad, Central Junior High School, Euless
Vincent Post and Parker Prudhome, Vidor Junior High School, Vidor
Samuel Snyder, Blake Stogner, and Tanner Woodrum, Celina Middle School, Celina
Sara Hessami, Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women’s Leadership School, Dallas
Katrina Shi, Ronald Reagan High School, San Antonio
Megan Myers and Sarah Mavad, Mayde Creek High School, Houston
Jesus Chavez, Dr. Leo G. Cigarroa High School, Laredo
Akrama Khan, Mayde Creek High School, Houston
Fatema Shipchandler, Mayde Creek High School, Houston
Matthew Schuldt, Maggie Zhang, and Brandon Shang, West Brook High School, Beaumont
Christopher Holmes, Kingwood Park High School, Kingwood
Ivana Soto, Danielle Celaya-Alvarez, and Paul Mead, Kingwood Park High School, Kingwood
Patrick McCarthy, Kingwood Park High School, Kingwood
Sophia Carrico, Mayde Creek High School, Houston