It’s amazing what you can find if you climb high enough up your family tree.
Warman Community Middle School (WCMS) Grade 7 student Kaitlyn Soles discovered that her great-great-great uncle, Robert Leith Hanbidge, served as Saskatchewan’s 12th Lieutenant-Governor from 1963 to 1970.
Grayce McNeil was excited to win the Historical Thinking Award at the Provincial Heritage Fair in Regina, which took place May 24 and 25. It started with her participation in the first-ever Heritage Fair at the Warman Community Middle School (WCMS), conducted by Grade 7 teacher Clark Bymoen.
Students could work with a partner or on their own. Grayce chose to work on her own and tell the compelling story of her family history, with origins in Nazi Germany. Her project was selected by WCMS to go to regionals in Saskatoon where 135 students presented their projects. Subsequently, she was one of 15 students from around the province to be chosen for provincials, where she rose to the top.