Heritage a proud focus for Fort Smith students

Click on the slideshow above to view captions.Photos: Maria Church.

Grade 7 and 8 students at Paul William Kaeser high school in Fort Smith were given an opportunity to show off their diverse backgrounds at a school heritage fair last Thursday, inviting the whole community to come check out their research.

With presentation topics ranging from countries like Singapore and Belarus to Northern Métis culture, Arctic sports and dog sledding, every student had a personal connection to their chosen subject.

Students presented their displays to judges on Wednesday while the community was invited the day after to check out the heritage displays and enjoy traditional foods and crafts.

The top two winners of the heritage fair will go on to represent PWK at the territorial heritage fair in Yellowknife from May 8 to 11.

PWK heritage fair winners:

1st place: Jomei Newkirk – Singapore
2nd place: Jessica Tordiff and Eyzaah Arnason-Bonza – Métis
3rd place: Shae McMahon – Belarus

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