They were selected from among a national group of competitors who each developed a short video documentary for the Young Citizens program following their participation in their school districts’ Regional Heritage Fairs. They are:
- Emma Morehouse, Anglophone West School District, whose project was about the Patrick Owens Covered Bridge in Rusagonis. Her documentary is available online.
- Maude Couturier, District scolaire francophone Sud, whose project was about Canadian military nurses during World War I. Her documentary is also available online.
The Young Citizens program focuses on citizenship in history and exists as a complementary component to Heritage Fairs across Canada. Each year, more than 60,000 students, in every province and territory, present the results of their research on people, legends and events in Canadian history to more than 250,000 fellow Canadians.
“I commend and thank these two students for their work to illuminate interesting aspects of New Brunswick’s history,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Serge Rousselle. “I am pleased to see New Brunswick students learning about our province’s rich history while using technology to develop the skills to become educators themselves. With these documentaries, the students are teaching history to others.”