Central Colchester Junior High School student honoured in Ottawa
Sam Rogers, a Grade 6 student at Central Colchester Junior High School traveled to Ottawa last week to attend the first Canada’s History Youth Forum. Sam was invited to attend because of his Heritage Fair Project the "Black Devils Brigade". Sam was among 22 students selected from across the country and is only one of two students who traveled there from Nova Scotia.
In addition to discovering Canada’s capital, Sam saw his work honoured during the Canada’s History Forum, which will be held at the Canadian War Museum on November 2.
The Young Citizens program focuses on citizenship and is a complementary component to Heritage Fairs, an annual event where students present the results of their research on Canadian heroes, legends and key events in Canadian history. Participants in the Young Citizens program make a short video about their heritage fair topic, much like an evening news report or short documentary. The student videos are posted online where family and friends can view and share the videos.
All submitted videos are then reviewed by a panel of judges, which then select 22 students to attend the Canada’s History Forum.
Way to go Sam!
Sam and MP, Scott Armstrong in Parliament.