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Organization seeks teens to preserve community history

The Watson-Brown Foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2010-2011 Junior Board program.

This unique Board works with the Watson-Brown Foundation to help preserve history and historic sites, including buildings, cemeteries, and archaeological sites, throughout the CSRA.  The Junior Board gives out $30,000 annually in grant money to historic preservation projects.  

Successful applicants must be attending high school (freshman through senior in public, private, or home school)  in one of the following counties in Georgia or South Carolina:  Warren, McDuffie, Taliaferro, Burke, Jefferson, Richmond, Columbia, Lincoln, Wilkes, Elbert, Aiken, McCormick, Edgefield.  Applicants should be in good academic standing and be interested in helping to preserve historic places.  Applicants must also have time to serve on the Board, which meets in the evening once or twice a month or on an occasional Saturday.  The Junior Board meets at Hickory Hill in Thomson, Georgia. Applications must be completed by September 13, 2010.

For more information about the Junior Board or to receive an application please call Michelle Zupan at 706-595-7777 or email to  To learn more about Hickory Hill and the Watson-Brown Foundation visit or

Web posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010

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