Wyoming Historical Society Seeks Nominations for Youth Awards

Wyoming Historical Society Seeks Nominations for Youth Awards

WHEATLAND— Do you know a young historian? A student in grades third through 12th who have done something in their school or community that has added to Wyoming’s historical legacy. The Wyoming State Historical Society and its federation of statewide chapters seeks nominations of students and teachers who have done outstanding work in preserving and interpreting Wyoming history during the last year.

With a deadline of June 30, now is the time for county chapters, individuals, and society members to submit nominations.

The Young Historian Category recognizes original projects by students in elementary, junior high and high school. Projects produced will be judged on new or previously unpublished information obtained through interviews or research or can be a creative presentation of previously known facts or information.

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Junior Activities Awards might include a student or group of students who have researched and explored a historic site in their county which may have led to the marking of a site. Students may have promoted educational activities that promote a better understanding of local and/or state history.

“This is an opportunity to recognize the efforts of our young people in promoting Wyoming’s rich legacy.” Jane Gebhart, chair of the Society’s awards program, said. “The best way to get started is to review the 2022 Awards Manual and think about those people or organizations in your community that might qualify and deserve recognition.”

For specific information categories that honor students and/or educators, please review the Awards Manual at www.wyshs.org or e-mail linda@wyshs.org to receive an electronic copy. The deadline to submit student nominations is June 30.