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Watson-Brown Foundation names junior board members

The Watson-Brown Foundation recently announced the members of the 2005-2006 Board of Trustees.These students represent the best and brightest in CSRA schools.They are scholars, athletes, actors, and musicians with an abiding interest in history and in preserving the historic character of their Georgia communities.

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The members of the 2005-2006 Watson-Brown Junior Foundation Board of Trustees.

The 2005-2006 WBF Junior Board members are: President Lauren Brown, senior, Briarwood Academy/freshman Georgia College & State University; Vice-President Joseph Baldwin, senior, Briarwood Academy; Secretary Liz Grant, junior, Briarwood Academy; Parliamentarian Delaney Russell, sophomore, Washington-Wilkes Consolidated High School; Historian Molly Newsome, junior, Washington-Wilkes Consolidated High School; Bonnie Bounds, junior, Briarwood Academy; Chris Hearon, junior, Westminster Schools of Augusta; Morgan Lamon, senior, Washington-Wilkes Consolidated High School; Laura Lemley, freshman, Augusta Preparatory Day School; David Russell, junior, Briarwood Academy; Allegra Yeley, junior, Davidson Fine Arts School.

The Watson-Brown Foundation supports historic preservation in part through its Junior Board of Trustees, a talented group of local high school students whose exclusive mission is to preserve local history. This educational initiative fosters civic responsibility, heightens an appreciation for local history, and introduces the 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. The Board meets monthly. The Board's past preservation projects have included the conservation of grave markers at the Wrightsboro Cemetery, conservation of a Confederate survivors banner, and the preservation of a grist mill in Lincoln County.



Web posted on Thursday, November 17, 2005











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