YARMOUTH, N.S. – A variety of topics were explored during the Tri-County Heritage Fair held last week in Yarmouth.
The event – featuring entries from students throughout the region – took place May 3 in the gymnasium at NSCC Burridge.
Two students from Digby took two of the top three spots in the final project rankings as determined by the event judges:
1st – Ava O’Neil, Grade 7 at Digby Regional High School (project: Untold stories of Digby Municipality)
2nd – Boston Aldred, Grade 4, Drumlin Heights Consolidated School (project: The Leadup to the Halifax Explosion)
3rd – Hunter Eisner, Grade 7, Digby Regional High School (project: White Gold).
The top three go on to provincials in Halifax.
The following students taking part in the tri-county fair received the Young Citizens Award for communication skills, enthusiasm and leadership qualities:
• Hannah Robicheau, Grade 8, Digby Regional High School (project on Scalloping 101)
• Kevin Cotter, Grade 7, Lockeport Regional High School (project: The changes in lobster fishing in NS over the past 150 years)
• Ava O’Neil, grade 7, Digby Regional High School (project: Untold stories of Digby Municipality)
• Cadence Cromwell, St. Mary’s Bay Academy (project: Birchtown and Black Loyalist Society).
The day also included the presentation of the Local History Award, which went to Olivia Hamilton, a Grade 6 student at Port Maitland (project: The Cotton Mill). The mill, which closed in 1991, had been a major employer in Yarmouth for over a century.
The People’s Choice Award went to Madeline Mooney, Grade 4, Yarmouth Central School (project: Les histoires de fantomes de la Nouvelle-Écosse.)