Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Young Preservationist Award

I'm happy to announce A Little Urbanity's first ever Young Preservationist Award.

The award goes to John Scott, a 9-year-old third grader in Greensboro, who submitted this rendering of Greensboro's World War Memorial Stadium, which was built in 1926 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places:

Congratulations, John!!!

John's dad Andy sent me a photo of John's work, and wrote,
The entire third grade does “Greensboro module” that includes various field trips to points of interest in Greensboro. They are asked to prepare a report and as part of the report they are to replicate their favorite “point of interest” on the cover. . . . this was done with out any parental involvement – I saw it for the fist time after it had been returned to him at the end of the project.
I especially like the baseball knocking a hole in the cloud as it soars out of the stadium.

Andy also wrote that his sons, who used to have a babysitter from the Aycock neighborhood, "spent a whole lot more time in Aycock . . . than their mother or I knew." That would explain a lot (since, as Greensboroans know, the Aycock neighborhood has been deeply involved in encouraging renovations to the stadium).

Thank you, John, for your excellent work. You'll be happy to know that the War Memorial Stadium Task Force hopes soon to have a contract with a firm to design the renovations to the stadium.

We'll need more people like you to build public support for the renovations when the time comes to actually pay for them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy that I won! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!