Teacher emphasizes study of family historiesHonored by Old Broad Bay Family History Association
Waldoboro — The Old Broad Bay Family History Association on June 16 presented Cynthia Wallace of Waldoboro with a check from the Jasper J. Stahl Memorial Fund and a certificate of recognition. The event was held at the Waldoboro Public Library.
Wallace was honored for the teaching of history and genealogy in her third-grade class at Friendship Village School. Wallace began teaching in Friendship in 1985 and has been the third-grade teacher at that school since 1995. She has expanded her studentsʼ horizons by encouraging in-depth studies of their family history and the history of their town. Her efforts have resulted in a continued interest in history by many of her students. One has gone on to place first in the state in the American History Essay Contest sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution and several others have placed first in the state essay contest sponsored by the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Maine.
Whenever there are Waldoboro students in her class, Wallace encourages them to investigate the history of Waldoboro. Until July 10, two projects by Wallaceʼs students are on display at the Waldoboro Public Library. Both of these projects are from former students who live in Waldoboro.
The Jasper J. Stahl Memorial Fund was established in 2009 to benefit genealogy and history research in Waldoboro and surrounding towns. Professor Stahl wrote the definitive, two-volume history of Waldoboro in the 1950s.
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