COOP Students

The Sarnia Historical Society have teamed up with our high schools to bring students into the important task of researching our great city.  In the Winter/Spring of 2016, SCITS have provided us with 2 students and 1 from St. Pats.

Their first task will be the assist Phil Egan in providing detail and color for the frame work of his book which is set to be released this fall.

Each week the students will find an interesting story that they find at the library and re-present that story on our website.

Each month the students will research a story that they find interesting about the history of Sarnia.  They will write their own 500 word essay and we will present that story on the website.

The students will take over our social media (twitter and facebook) and show their peers the interesting work they are undertaking.

Katie Braet
Katie BraetSt. Patricks High School
My name is Katie Braet. Currently, I am eighteen year old and am enrolled in St.Patrick’s Catholic Secondary School as a 12x student (more commonly known as “Grade 13”).

My love for history began when I was rather young. I can remember watching a documentary about Ancient Egypt and wanting to be an archaeologist, even though I was seven years old at the time. I fostered this idea of becoming a person who knew so much history, even if it was based upon a specific time period in history. Slowly, I began to teach myself Ancient Egyptian history, and over the years, collected multiple books on the subject.

As the years passed, I grew in my knowledge of history, but not just in Ancient Egypt. My mother has always loved history,specifically the 19th century London, England. She would frequently talk to me on the subject. Thus, I began to become entranced by such a place. I began to read Sherlock Holmes, along with Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and Pride and Prejudice.

I confess that I have never considered Sarnia to have a colourful history, let alone one that dates back to the 19th century. It is a view that I would sincerely like to change, and I believe that such a view can be changed by taking a co-op with the Sarina Historical Society.

Nash Anne-Marie St Amand
Nash Anne-Marie St AmandSCITS
My full name is Natosha Anne-Marie St Amand, I was born May 12, 1998 in St Joseph’s hospital, London Ontario.

I am more of an art student but I do love old history, particularly on ancient Egypt, and Greek lore. I know lots about greek mythology and aboriginal history.

I can’t say that I’m a constantly busy person as I do have a pretty good amount of spare time. I have to be in a good mind-set to work and I have to enjoy my work to good as it’s not always easy for me to focus.

Throughout my high school years I have focused mostly on art. I joined the SHSM program and took Co-Op as it is the last thing I need to complete for graduation. I remember being in Sarnia as a kid and I remember my father’s stories about Sarnia when he was a kid and how very different it has become. I am a very curious person and figure doing this Co-Op will allow me to dig deeper.

Jack Pugh
Jack PughSCITS
Hi, my name is Jack. I was born and raised in a place called Oswestry in England.

I moved to Canada with my mother when I was 14 years old and have loved this city ever since. When I first arrived in Canada I was amazed with the sights and sounds of this whole new world. Previously I was stuck in an old fashioned farming town so being in this city was incredible for me.

I love the old fashioned look of the downtown area and it breaks my heart to see so many of these stores closing down. I believe that history is very important in our society today and I hope to show this through my work.

I hope to achieve many things through the next four months but mainly I hope to do some solid work on some topics that mean a lot to me.