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Young historians throughout N.L. awarded for artistic efforts

The Historic Sites Association (HSA) has announced the winners of the 2019 Design and Story contest.

Eleven winners were chosen from across the province — 10 will receive $50 prizes and one overall provincial winner was chosen and will be awarded with a $200 prize and their design will be featured on this spring's official Heritage Fair t-shirt.

Provincial Winner: Shannen Mouland (Grade 9, Gill Memorial Academy, Musgrave Harbour)

Avalon Region (Junior Division): Emily Taite (Grade 6, Mary Queen of Peace, St. John’s)

Avalon Region (Senior Division): Oscar Sanchidrian Bernabe (Grade 11, St. Kevin’s High School, Goulds)

Burin Region (Junior Division): Nathan Rogers Hannam (Grade 5, Sacred Heart Academy, Marystown)

Vista Region (Junior Division): Summer King (Grade 5, Random Island Academy, Hickman’s Harbour)

Central Region (Junior Division): Lilly Burry (Grade 7, Riverwood Academy, Wing’s Point)

Central Region (Senior Division): Simone McDonald (Grade 9, St. Peter’s All Grade, McCallum)

Western Region (Junior Division): Gabriel Lushman (Grade 6, All Saints All Grade, Gray River)

Western Region (Senior Division): Kailey Bartlett (Grade 9, M.S.B Regional Academy, Middle Arm)

Labrador Region (Junior Division): Madison Shea (Grade 8, Eric G Lambert School, Churchill Falls)

Labrador Region (Senior Division): Monica Rumbolt (Grade 9, St. Lewis Academy, St. Lewis)

The Design and Story contest is held each year by the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HSA) as a warm-up for the Heritage Fairs.

Students from Grade 4 to Level III interpret the annual theme in images and an accompanying story. This year's theme is "Heroes and Villains of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Past - Les héros et les malfaiteurs de l’histoire de Terre-Neuve-et-Labrador Les élèves doivent." It garnered entries from 222 students. Submissions are divided into junior and senior divisions and winners were selected from six regions in the province.

Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Fairs

Heritage Fairs are held annually in every province and territory in Canada.

In 1997 The Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador (HSA) adopted this valuable program for the benefit of N.L. students. With the help of the Department of Education and the school boards of Newfoundland and Labrador, over 131,947 students have completed and presented projects.

The Fairs involve hours of volunteer time by teachers, parents, adjudicators, and, of course, the students. The result is an incredible showcase of Newfoundland and Labrador history. The Heritage Fairs give young people across the province the opportunity to engage in their communities, speak with tradition bearers, and learn something new about who they are and where they’ve come from.

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