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Nepean teen wins national history prize

Caitlin Croskery and five other students from across Canada will accept their award later this month.
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A young filmmaker from Nepean has won a national award.

Caitlin Croskery,14, produced a video that explores the history of the underprivileged boys and girls who were sent from Britain to live with and work for, Canadian families beginning in the 1800s.

Her work titled, "Home Sweet Home: A History of the British Home Children in Canada" won the 2019 Young Citizens prize.

Croskery, a Grade 9 student at John McCrae Secondary School joins five other student winners, Jonathan Lavalley of Southwold, Ontario, Sarah Laurin of Stratford, Prince Edward Island, Valerie Sia of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Penelope Siozos of Laval, Quebec, and Karen Yan of Vancouver.

They will be given their award at a special ceremony at the Canadian Museum of History on January 19.

The Young Citizens program is a national contest that has students create engaging and inspiring history videos while vying for a trip to Ottawa to attend Canada’s history forum.


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