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Moose Jaw student places fifth at provincial Heritage Fair in Regina

Heritage Saskatchewan hosted the in-person event on June 15 after a two-year hiatus.

Sunningdale School student Kenzie Crocker picked up two awards during the recent in-person provincial Heritage Fair that Heritage Saskatchewan hosted at Government House in Regina.

This year’s provincial Heritage Fair saw 34 students in grades 4 to 8 from across the province showcase the projects they created earlier this year about Saskatchewan- or Canadian-based heritage topics for a lineup of provincial judges. 

Heritage Saskatchewan hosted the in-person event on June 15 after a two-year hiatus, during which the Heritage Fair program continued with virtual heritage fairs. 

“The work of the students was remarkable. They not only showed their research skills and knowledge about their chosen heritage-related topic, but also their artistic and creative talent,” the non-profit organization said. “Congratulations to all the students for a job well done.”

Crocker, in Grade 5 at Sunningdale School, received the 2022 Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Award for her project entitled “Mary Two-Axe Earley: Fighting for Equality.” Earley was a First Nation woman who lost her Indian status after marrying a non-Aboriginal man. She then fought to ensure all First Nation women retained their status even if they married non-Aboriginal men.

Based on the judges’ scores, Crocker’s project also placed fifth out of the top 10 projects at the event.

The Grade 5 student attended the provincial Heritage Fair after receiving the highest score for her project during the regional heritage fair held at the school level. 

For more information, visit heritagesask.ca.