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May 16, 2013
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Island students receive awards at annual Heritage Fair

Tourism and Culture

Island students were recognized today for their outstanding projects at the annual Prince Edward Island Heritage Fair, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.

“I am very impressed with the imagination and creativity put on display today at the Heritage Fair,” said Minister Henderson. “Each of the 193 students that participated should be very proud of their projects which highlighted various aspects of our shared heritage including family histories, historic buildings, lifestyles and historic individuals.”

In total, 158 projects were on display at this year’s Heritage Fair. Those projects were selected to attend the provincial fair after their individual school fairs. Awards were presented to students with the top projects in each grade level. In addition, a number of prizes sponsored by national and local organizations were awarded.

45 special prizes and awards for individual projects were given out today, as well as prizes for the 15 finalists who were recognized for having the top projects.

The following students were recognized during the closing ceremonies:

Certificate of Excellence – Finalists

Grade 5:

Nikeda Sark - Basket Making - John J. Sark Memorial School

Kennedy Boyd and Meredith Rogers - Girls – then and now - Greenfield Elementary

Milla MacVicar - Pourquoi les Japonaises adorent Anne? - École Spring Park

Grade 6

Zach Wilson - Lord Stanley and the Stanley Cup : Canada’s Greatest Icon - Eliot River Elementary

Matthew Brown - The William Butcher House - Prince Street School

Benjamin Davidson - The Life of Samuel Holland - Englewood School

Clay Campbell - Henry Norman - Greenfield Elementary

Grade 7

Cameron Ralph - Prohibition and Moonshine in PEI - Englewood School

Madeline Hamill - Semple’s Drug and Jewellery - Amherst Cove Consolidated

Julie VanLeeuwen - Sauvé par un doigt – l’histoire d’une immigrante Irlandaise - École Saint-Augustin

Grade 8

Sarah Buote and Emma McGee - Le Marco Polo - École François-Buote

Grade 9

Connor Herget - The Paranormal Past of West Prince - M.E. Callaghan

Brittany Murphy - End of the Line – Elmira Train Station - Morell Regional High School

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Media Contact: Andrew Sprague
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