Perry County High School Students were asked to participate in an Oral History Project, sponsored by Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling in conjunction with the Perry County Memories Project. The purpose was to encourage communication between youth and members of our community who may be several generations older and could offer a historic perspective and lessons on "Defining Reuse-Today compared to Yesterday!"
Learning From Our Elders about Wise Use… An Earth Day Message for Every Day!
Perry County High School Students were asked to participate in an Oral History Project, sponsored by Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling, in conjunction with the Perry County Memories Project. The purpose is to encourage communication between youth and members of our community who may be several generations older and could offer a historic perspective on lessons on “Defining Reuse… Today Compared to Yesterday!” This is the 3rd year for this project, which is growing in popularity!
Twenty-five students participated this year from New Lexington, Crooksville, Miller and Sheridan high schools!
Many thanks to each and every individual who helped make this project possible. Special thanks to the teachers and other adults who encouraged these young people to pursue this project and take time to sit and listen to an elder person in their life… and take heed of their message. Extra special thanks goes to the civic groups and organizations who donated funds for the scholarships! Scholarships compliments of: Tunnel Hill Partners, Elks, Eagles, J City (+ Sons, Riders, AUX), New Lex, Somerset (+Jeryl Tompkins), Thornville and Corning American Legions. Your support of this insightful learning project is greatly appreciated!
Again, please consider what each of us does in our daily habit DOES make a difference!
“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you; decide what kind of difference you want to make.” ~Jane Goodall
The 2018 winning essays, along with links for each audio entry can be found below. All audio entries can be found at www.digitalshoebox.org.
First Place: Karley Carpenter, CHS, pictured with dear friend of the family, Alice Moore. Karley is the daughter of Scott and Tammy Carpenter. Audio Interview
Second Place: Sophia Marolt, CHS, with her grandfather, Richard “Buck” Mingus. Sophia is the daughter of Shaun and Melissa Marolt. Audio Interview
Third Place: Sarah Murphy, SHS, interviewed her grandmother, Loucresia Murphy. Sarah is the daughter of Mike and Kathleen Murphy. Audio Interview
The 2017 winning essays, along with links for each audio entry can be found below:
First Place Veronica Cody interviewing Theresa Beck http://pcdl.org/files/audio/veronicacody.m4a
Second Place Austin Burgess interviewing Ed & Shirley Willison http://pcdl.org/files/audio/AustinBurgessInterview.mp3
Third Place Stephanie Sweazy interviewing Treva Danison http://pcdl.org/files/audio/StephanieSweazyTreva.mp3
Additional Submission by
Denise Carpenter interviewing Katie Carpenter http://pcdl.org/files/audio/kathleencarpenter.mp3
Oral History Interviews (2016)
Nicole Middaugh interviewed Murle and Martha Shriner.
Veronica Cody interviewed Theresa Beck.
Payal Patel interviewed Marie Wells.
Sophia Marolt interviewed Richard Mingus.
Angel Moyer interviewed Janet Marsh.
For additional recordings of stories and photographs from Perry County's past, visit The Digital Shoebox.
This project is coordinated and submitted by Perry County Waste Reduction and Recycling, www.perryrecycling.com 740-342-7881