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Watson-Brown Junior Board looking for new members

The Watson-Brown Foundation is now accepting applications for its Junior Board of Trustees.

The Foundation supports historic preservation in part through its Junior Board, a group of local high school students whose exclusive mission is to preserve local history. The ducational initiative fosters civic responsibility, heightens an appreciation for local history, and introduces students to the world of philanthropy. The Junior Board awards $25,000 in grants annually to worthwhile preservation projects in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) of Georgia and South Carolina. During the school year, the Junior Board conducts research, pre-grant inquiries and site visits. Grant recipients have included Historic Wrightsboro, the Gertrude Herbert Institute, the Washington-Wilkes Historical Museum and the US Army Signal Corps Museum.

The Junior Boad is currently accepting applications for three to five positions the 2006/2007 Junior Board. Junior Board members must be, and remain, in good academic standing. They should be active members of their communities and schools. And, of course, they should possess an interest in historic preservation.

Students in ninth through 12th grade or in a home school may apply. Applications are due into the Foundation no later than Sept. 15, 2006.

Please call 706-595-7777 or email to for more information or an application.

Web posted on Thursday, August 24, 2006

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