Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Set your VCR’s for Tuesday, 5/15 at 5:00 am. or Saturday, 5/19 at 5:00 am.

Barbara, TVbyGIRLS Executive Director, was interviewed for a piece on TVbyGIRLS by KPXM - TV 41 - Minneapolis/St. Paul (An Affiliate of ION Media Networks) and it will be screening at those times.
TVbyGIRLS girls have been busy. Right now 4 girls (Annie, Casey, Maddy and Molly) are in Washington, D.C. with mentor Barbara.

TVbyGIRLS for the Greatest Girls project in collaboration with the Minnesota Historical Society has been chosen as 1 of 11 finalists for a national honors award through the History Channel’s SAVE OUR HISTORY project. The Save our History is a program which encourages historic preservation and research through student involvement. The Save Our History program flew 4 girls and 2 adults from each of the 11 groups to DC. They will be there from Monday, May 14 thru May 16. Two groups will be awarded top honors and receive an grant of $10,000 to apply to the project.

What will we do there?
We will participate in a Youth Summitt to :
1. share a 3 minute presentation to the group about our project
2. work with other students to brainstorm ideas about how to make history education more interesting and generate more involvement by students in historic preservation
3. develop a student report of those ideas that will be read into the Congressional record

AND we will attend The History Channel Save Our History National Honors Breakfast.

It is exciting so check back for a discussion on the event.

Also, we are excited to say... we received notification that the two
pieces we submitted to the Telly Awards BOTH received awards.

"What's with the Hijab" received a silver (less than 10% of the 13,000
entries receive that)...it is the highest honor
"Siblings or Why I wish I were an only child " received a bronze award (less
than 25% of the entries receive that).

So, it's a big deal and we are very proud that the work is being recognized
in such prestigious adult settings.