|Nancy Carnegie Merrill|
The topic for this year’s essay is “technology in Exeter's history” and students should choose a topic that relates to technological innovations that have been introduced in the Exeter area. Examine one form of technology that Exeter has experienced and answer the following questions: what was this form of technology; how did it change the lives of Exeter residents; was the change welcomed, or were they unsure of it? Students should not attempt to write the essay without receiving the judges’ criteria and requirements from their school’s faculty members or the staff of the Exeter Historical Society. (These can also be found at http://bit.ly/2016EHSEssayContest.)
The deadline for submission is Saturday, March 19, 2016, by noon.
It is our hope that the Nancy Carnegie Merrill Award will foster an appreciation for our community and an interest in its past. The essay contest and Youth Night are generously sponsored by Service Credit Union.
For additional information, please contact Laura Martin, Program Manager. Materials can be downloaded here: 2016 Nancy Carnegie Merrill History Award Flyer and Materials. The rubric that the judges will be using to evaluate the entries can be found here.