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Local high school students sought for preservation board

The Watson-Brown Foundation is seeking applications from high school students in the CSRA for its Junior Board program. This unique Board works with the Watson-Brown Foundation to help preserve history and historic sites, including buildings, cemeteries, artifacts, and archaeological sites, throughout the 15 counties of the CSRA. The Board gives out $30,000 annually in grant money to historic preservation projects. The Board meets monthly at Hickory Hill in Thomson, for educational programs related to historic preservation and grant funding.

Public, private, or home-school students who will be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the 2009-2010 school year are eligible to apply. Students must be in good academic standing, have transportation to Thomson, and be able to commit to meeting with the Board or engaging in Board activities at least once per month - generally after school - from October through May. Applications are available at Information and applications can be obtained at 706-595-7777 or via email at

The Watson-Brown Foundation supports historic preservation in part through its Junior Board, a talented group of local high school students whose exclusive mission is to help preserve local history. The Junior Board"s past preservation projects have included the conservation of grave markers at the historic Wrightsborough Cemetery.

Web posted on Thursday, April 09, 2009

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