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The Power of Education: Blue-Ribbon Award-Winning St. Edward School

Published in the Ashland Times-Gazette on May 31, 2014

Under the direction of art teacher Steve Huber, St. Edward School eighth-graders recently completed a photo journalism project for Ashland County Historical Society. The school's art department was awarded a teacher mini-grant of $500 through the Ashland County Community Foundation.

The goal of the project was to expose the students to the art and craft of book development and production, along with the introduction of local history. In collaboration with Chris Box, Director of Operations for the Historical Society, along with professional photographer Heidi Weller, the students were introduced to the process of historical research and the basics of photography, bookmaking, layout and graphic design. The end product was a book that captured the stories of the lives of 15 early Ashlanders. The book was presented to the Historical Society to be placed in its research library.

''The Historical Society recognizes the significance of this tremendous and ambitious undertaking,'' Box said in a news release. ''It is my hope that the community will be pleased with the efforts put forth in offering this experience to all students involved. Additionally, I give thanks to the Ashland County Community Foundation for awarding the grant to fund this project.''



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