Illuminating history

ABOVE: La Vega Intermediate School sixth-grader Cemaria Kelly sets up her 2020 Heart of Texas Regional History Fair display about Henrietta Lacks, who died of cancer in the 1950s but gave a cell sample that has proven indispensable to many medical studies. Kelly’s project with Cynthia Perez won Honorable Mention in the Junior Group Exhibit category.

LEFT: This year’s regional history fair included 172 entries from 321 students.

Staff photos — Jerry Larson

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