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Secretary of State announces winners of Native American Essay Contest

AUGUSTA, Maine — Secretary of State Charlie Summers has announced the names of the winners in the 2011-2012 Maine Native American History and Culture Essay Contest¬† and congratulates them on their accomplishment. Maeve Dow earned first place honors and Taylor Kashmer won in the second place category. Both students are in the eight grade from the Shapleigh School in Kittery. The winners¬† are invited, along with their classes, to be Secretary Summers’ guest for a day in Augusta. Students will tour the State House, the State Museum, and the State Archives where they will be able to view Maine’s original treaties with Native peoples and original field books of the early European explorers. For more information or to learn more about the contest and other student programs offered, visit www.maine.gov/sos/kids/index.htm.

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