2009-11-19 / News

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The Watson-Brown Foundation is proud to announce the 2009- 2010 Junior Board. This unique Board works with the Watson-Brown Foundation to help preserve history and historic sites, including buildings, cemeteries, 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, Georgia, for educational programs related to historic preservation and grant funding.

Pictured back row, (L-r): Jesse Kuhn, Hephzibah homeschool junior; Milton James, Jr, Washington-Wilkes Consolidated School, junior; Darius Williams, Warren County High, junior; Michael Edwards, Washington-Wilkes Consolidated School, senior; Jack Hudson, Aquinas High, senior; Chandler Goldman, Lincoln County High, senior

Front row, (L-r): Laurah Young, Burke County High, senior; Hannah Ward, Washington- Wilkes Consolidated School, sophomore; Mary Frances McGahee, Westminster Schools, senior; Emily Hood, Westminster Schools, senior; Missy Sams, Augusta Prep, junior; Shanteria Lowe, Thomson High, senior (not pictured: Kelly McGahee, Westminster Schools, sophomore).

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 Wrightsboro Cemetery, conservation of a founder's painting for Burke County, and restoration of a grist mill for the Lincoln County Historical Society.

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