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Teen historians awarded

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Two Grade 11 students from MBCI in Winnipeg were the winners of this year’s Henry E. Plett Memorial Award for writing a family history. Meaghan Giesbrecht (top) received first prize for her paper on the Martens family who left Landskrone, Molotschna, Ukraine, in 1926. Holly Goossen took second prize for her paper investigating her grandfather’s imprisonment in 1942 for claiming conscientious objector status. The annual essay contest for Manitoba high school students aims to promote and encourage research and writing in family history.

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