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April 7, 2016 (San Diego’s East County) – We wanted to share with you that Edna Swink Kouns, Class of 1932, received the Congress of History Ben Dixon Award in February 2016 for her preservation efforts in her hometown of Lakeside.  Edna’s acceptance speech emphasized and encouraged the importance of volunteering in your community,” the Grossmont High School Museum reports. “Edna has a lifetime passion for history, shown by her founding role in 1972 in the Lakeside Historical Society and is a driving force in its efforts to preserve, display, and celebrate the community’s history.  Edna at the age of 101 continues to volunteer weekly!”

Photo shows Kouns holding her 1932 El Recuerdo to the page with her senior photo on it from the interview, which is the basis of a DVD about her that is currently being created. 

“Edna will celebrate her 102 birthday this spring!” the GHS Alumni Museum newsletter states, adding, “We welcome donations to fund this DVD.”

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