Digby Elementary School hosted their annual heritage fair for students on April 12.
Students in grades 4-6 participated and three winners were selected from each grade.
“The number one comment I heard from the judges was ‘this is way too hard’,” said Vice Principal Darren Porter.
There was 162 projects and 65 judges in charge of making the tough decision of who would advance to regionals in Yarmouth on May 3.
Judges scored the projects based on historical significance of the project, student’s extent of research, presentation skills and the ability elaborate on the knowledge they learned.
Judges of the projects ranged from the mayor, to residents of Tideview Terrace. It took a lot of community participation to recruit the many judges that were required, Porter said.
Students were tasked with completing a project in two months about their heritage. Projects could be about anything from student’s heritage to their ancestors or family businesses like fishing and farming.
“It’s nice to see because a lot of the kids have themselves in the project,” said Porter.
Students were encouraged to work alongside their parents or grandparents for the project.
“It’s the kids work, but it’s really a reflection of the whole family.”
To prepare for the regional fair in Yarmouth, students will work with some judges to improve their presentations and projects.
“We think they will all represent our school well.”
Grade 4 winners:
Georgia Robicheau, Kailyn Deveau and Mollybeth Dickinson.
Grade 5 winners:
Haley Vantassel, Emma Robbins and Josey Comeau. Josey also won the People’s Choice Award. Her project was a favorite out of the judges and students.
Grade 6 winners:
Isaiah Manzer, Cooper Theriault and Sawyer Longmire.