Intern Team: Year 1 Remembering Benzie
An Oral History Project
Intern Team Year 1
Please stay tuned for the group’s updates
through newsletters, the Benzonia Public Library website, and their Remembering Benzie YouTube channel.
Questions? Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Intern Coordinator Ferd de Guia graduated from Benzie Central in 1995 and has returned to teach high school math. The project appeals to him because after being away from Benzie County for 15 years, he thought this would be a great way to reconnect and give something back to the community.
AuSable Kreiner is a senior at Benzie Central high school who plans to attend college in the fall of 2020. The Remembering Benzie project is important because it teaches people how to learn from the past so we don’t repeat it. It also gives us an inside look and unique perspective on others’ lives.
Finn McLaren is a senior at Benzie Central High School. Finn is planning to go to college, but he hasn't quite decided where or what major. I love this project because I love this community! I'm so excited to unveil some of the amazing stories and traditions that Benzie has!
Melia Lorenz is a senior at BCHS. After graduation, Melia hopes to attend a four-year university and double major in photojournalism and acting. She would also like to do some traveling in the meantime. I’m extremely excited about this project because I truly love where I come from and I think our little town deserves more recognition. I hope to capture the beauty of this place along with the stories that haven’t been told yet.
Reeve Katt is a junior who plans on going to university after graduation- even though that’s a longer time off than the rest of her (senior) teammates. Remembering Benzie is important to me because if we don’t learn from the past, we are doomed to repeat it- and what better way to learn from it then to listen to what the people who were there have to say?
YEAR 2 FINAL PROJECTS: Student interns were tasked with creating a "short film". This short film was to be an edited piece, using any aspect of the project that they wished to include. They were free to be creative so it could be a true reflection of their work and their own personal experience.