Monday, June 8, 2009

Durham Histor!ca Fair 2009 - O.G.S. Prize

During the first week of May the Durham Region Histor!ca Fair was held at Whitby Cullen Park and on May 7 the awards evening was at hosted at the DDSB Office on Taunton Rd. East in Whitby. Thirty two schools from both the Public and the Catholic boards had 2700 students participating in projects at the school level. The projects were part of the curriculum expectations and were graded accordingly. One hundred and seventy-two students were nominated to compete at the regional fair. Adjudicators selected students for over 25 awards, including one from O.G.S. O.G.S. awards prizes at Histor!ca Fairs across Ontario. In addition five projects were selected to participate at the Ontario Fair in late June and one project was selected to participate in the Canada Wide Fair in Ottawa in July.

The O.G.S. prize in Durham was awarded to a Grade Seven student from Kedron P.S. Her project was about 'Her Family Tree'. She was awarded a one year O.G.S. student membership and an O.G.S. published book, "The Beginner's Guide to Genealogy". The school's library also receives a copy of the same book.

The presentation was made by the Chair of the Durham Region Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society.

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