Silver Award Girl Scout, Mikaela Spooner
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Silver Award Girl Scout, Mikaela Spooner


Silver Award Girl Scout, Mikaela Spooner

Preserving Maine’s Swedish Colonies Past

Mikaela lives in a town with a rich Swedish heritage. She realized that a lot of the residents were older and as they passed away, so did their stories and traditions. In order to solve this issue, Mikaela worked with her Historical Society to identify older citizens to interview and record their stories of growing up in New Sweden. Mikaela conducted 10 interviews, constructed a website to share her recordings on, and then led trainings for the New Sweden Historical Society on conducting, recording, and uploading interviews to the website to ensure her project’s sustainability.