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Re: [PNLHmembers] Fw: news release - Youth Achievement awarded to Elita Tom August 1

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  • sally freeman
    Yes, the best photos from that event are generally taken in the morning.   Sally ________________________________ From: deeandjohn87@comcast.net
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      Yes, the best photos from that event are generally taken in the morning.
       
      Sally

      From: "deeandjohn87@..." <deeandjohn87@...>
      To: PNLHmembers@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, August 9, 2012 11:04 PM
      Subject: Re: [PNLHmembers] Fw: news release - Youth Achievement awarded to Elita Tom August 1

       
      Sally,
       
      Another comment about the photo.  The shadows indicate that the photo was taken in the morning.  That may explain why we don't see any buildings in the background beyond the beach on the right, since all that would be shaded in the morning hours, and therefore obscured.  It would appear to be an excellent time for photography of the camp and members of the "Corps", with good lighting and fewer visitors.
       
      Thanks again,
      John O.

      From: "sally freeman" <youngsriver@...>
      To: "Pacific Living Historians" <PNLHmembers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, August 4, 2012 6:48:50 PM
      Subject: [PNLHmembers] Fw: news release - Youth Achievement awarded to Elita Tom August 1

       

      Attached, and below, please find a news release about a special award that
      Elita received last week.
      The photo is from The Saltmakers Return to Seaside annual living history
      program and shows Elita  Tom (portraying Sacagawea) in the foreground of
      the saltmakers' camp.

      Sally Freeman
      Lewis and Clark NHP
      503-861-4424

      (See attached file: Elita LCTHF award news release.doc)(See attached file:
      SANY0086.JPG)

                          Park Volunteer Wins National Award

      Lewis and Clark National Historical Park, Fort Clatsop is pleased to
      announce that one of its volunteers, Elita Tom, was awarded the Lewis and
      Clark Trail Heritage Foundation’s Youth Achievement award August 1 at its
      annual meeting in Clarksville, Indiana .  She received this in recognition
      of her many years of outstanding volunteer support at Fort Clatsop and her
      remarkable achievements while undertaking the role of Sacagawea in various
      first-person interpretation programs.  Her travel expenses were paid for by
      donations from the Yakama Indian Nation, Spirit Mountain Casino, Pacific
      Northwest Living Historians, and the Oregon Chapter of the Lewis and Clark
      Trail Heritage Foundation.


      Elita, 17, is a junior at Rex Putnam High School, the daughter of Lewis &
      Clark National Park Association bookstore employee Terri Schleiss, and a
      member of the Yakama Indian Nation.  She started volunteering for the park
      in 2006, greeting and orienting park visitors, working with the junior
      ranger program, and helping with an annual survey.  Working with the
      Pacific Northwest Living Historians, in 2009, Elita began to portray
      Sacagawea at special events such as Wintering Over in January and The
      Saltmakers Return to Seaside in August. Visitors who meet Elita while she
      is portraying Sacagawea have a unique opportunity to connect with the story
      of the Lewis and Clark Expedition's winter at Fort Clatsop.  She helps them
      to understand that Sacagawea was a real person who experienced hardships
      with determination.


      Elita also volunteers with other organizations including her church youth
      group and has become very involved in theater.


      Park staff members enjoy working with Elita and are proud of her
      accomplishments.  Volunteer program manager Sally Freeman says, “Elita is a
      hard-working, caring person who is a joy to be around.”


      The Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation (http://www.lewisandclark.org/) was
      established in 1978 and serves as advocate and interpreter of the Lewis and
      Clark National Historic Trail.


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