"These awards are presented for excellence in history projects,"
said Jan Grimes, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency director. The
agency sponsors the expo in cooperation with the Chicago Metro
History Education Center.
Breanna Raney of East Prairie School,
Tuscola, won $125 for her project, "Black Hawk: Illinois Warrior."
Her teachers are Kay Moser and Bill Hill.
Hannah Fulara of Dalzell Grade School in the Bureau County
community of Dalzell won $75 for her project, "Second Mesquakie War,
1728-1737." Her teacher is Jessalynn Ganschow.
Lauren Stanfield of Zion Lutheran School, Lincoln, won $50 for
"Old Union Cemetery." Her teacher is Steve Schumacher.
More than 1,400 junior and senior high school students from
across the state participated in the May 8 expo. The students were
winners selected during regional history fairs earlier this year.
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The goals of the Illinois Society Colonial Dames include aiding
in the preservation of records and of the historic sites of our
country; fostering interest in historical colonial research; aiding
in the education of the country's youth; commemorating the noble and
heroic deeds of our ancestors, the founders of our great republic;
zealously maintaining those high principles of virtue, courage and
patriotism that led to the independence of the colonies and the
foundation of the United States of America; maintaining a library of
heraldry and the preserving the lineage and coat-of-arms of our
armorial ancestors; and developing a library specializing in
17th-century American colonial data.
The regional fairs and the Illinois History Expo are coordinated
by the IHPA's
Education Services program, which also publishes the online
student history magazine Illinois History and Illinois History
Teacher, which contains teaching materials. For more information on
the program, visit
Illinois Historic Preservation Agency news release received from
Illinois Office of
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