Canal Corridor Association Staff
Volunteer as Judges at Chicago Metro History Fair
Canal Corridor Association President, Ana B. Koval and Project Coordinator, Erin Maze volunteered to judge at the Chicago Metro History Fair at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. They were paired with other judges and each team reviewed five exhibit projects in five categories: quality of knowledge, analysis, relation to the National History Day theme, sources, and presentation. The National History Day theme for 2016 is “Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History.”
High school winners at this regional level competition advance to the state competition in Springfield on May 5. The Canal Corridor Association sponsors the I&M Canal Award for students that make it to the State History Fair with projects relating to the themes of the I&M Canal National Heritage Area.
“We make a point to support students who study history,” said CCA President Ana Koval. “That is why we volunteer at the Chicago Metro History Fair, sponsor the I&M Canal Award, and offer grants for schools to visit the La Salle Canal Boat and the Des Plaines Valley Rendezvous.”
The Canal Corridor Association also offers grants to schools visiting the La Salle Canal Boat to fulfill the organization’s mission to “preserve history… in the I&M Canal National Heritage Area from Chicago to La Salle-Peru.”