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Compelling family story earns heritage award

At the Regional Heritage Fair in Saskatoon, Grayce McNeil was asked to prepare a video of her winning project for the national Young Citizen program.

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.

“I was really proud because it was about my family history,” she said. “My project was about how my Opa escaped from the Nazis during World War II and then how he emigrated to Canada with his family.” Continue reading “Compelling family story earns heritage award”