Prince County students in running for Young Citizens video contest

Journal Pioneer staff
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Voting ends July 11

The countdown is on for votes in a Young Citizens video contest and Ellerslie Elementary School student, Landon Augustine, and Harrison Duffy from Somerset Elementary in Kinkora are keeping their fingers crossed that voting will go their way.

Landon was selected for the video contest on the strength of his Grade 5 Heritage Fair project on Prince Edward Island’s rich fox farming era. He chose the topic because his grandparents had owned a fox ranch.

At the school level, he tied for first in his grade and was one of 25 students chosen for the provincial heritage fair.

Out of 160 entries at the provincial fair Harrison and Landon were among 25 awarded prizes, but even more, they were invited to submit a three to four-minute video for the Young Citizens Program for a chance to attend a national history forum in November. The top six winners win a trip to Ottawa to attend the Governor General's History Awards.

The public can vote for Harrison's or Landon's or any of the submissions at canadahistory.ca/kids/YoungCitizens until this Friday. Voting results are worth up to 50 per cent of participants’ scores and judges’ points account for the rest.

Supporters can also vote for Landon’s video by emailing him at rmacarthur14@gmail.com.

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island

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