Denton County Junior Historians
What is the Denton County Junior Historians?
Denton County Junior Historians is an opportunity for high school students (grades 9-12) to work together to discuss and engage in local history in new and interesting ways. Members attend meetings twice a month on Tuesday evenings, volunteer at special events, and work together on group projects. The projects include designing exhibits and working with historical artifacts from the museum's collection. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to develop leadership skills, to give back to the community, meet new people, and engage in local history.
Denton County Junior Historians is designed to benefit both the students and the Office of History & Culture! As a historical organization, we understand the importance of engaging the youth of our community. We want the students to have a lasting appreciation for local history and carry the torch for future generations.
Students will cultivate important life skills such as: teamwork, cooperation, conflict resolution, time-management, organization, communication, public speaking, and negotiation skills. Students will also be exposed to professional museum practices, taking on the role of curator and historian through special projects.
If you know a Denton County High School student who is interested in the Junior Historians program, please encourage them to fill out the 2019 Denton County Junior Historians Information Sheet and send a recommendation letter to Kelsey.Jistel@dentoncounty.com by Friday August 30, 2019.
On November 7, 2018, Denton County Junior Historians received its official charter as Chapter No. 933 of the Junior Historians of Texas from the Texas State Historical Association.
2018-19 Denton County Junior Historians:
Matthew Bell, Flower Mound High School
Emma Campbell, Ryan High School
Stephy Chirayath, The Colony High School
Jessie Hui, The Colony High School
Pramod Manohar, Flower Mound High School
Hannah Mohr, Homeschool
Mariela Neubauer, Guyer High School
Jackson Pope, The Colony High School
Sophia Rojo, The Colony High School
Margaret Troxclair, Little Elm High School
2018-19 Denton County Junior Historians
2018-19 Junior Historians at 40th Anniversary Celebration
2018-19 Junior Historians inside Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum
2017-18 Denton County Junior Historians Elise Clements and Caleb Rodriguez with their project,
"Robert 'Hal' Jackson: Hidden War Hero," at the Denton County Courts Building
2017-18 Denton County Junior Historians at Great American Cleanup