2011 AASLH Award of Merit Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship was selected as a 2011 Award of Merit winner by the Leadership in History Awards committee. The AASLH leadership in History Awards is the nation's most prestigious competition in recognition of achievement in state and local history.
The AASLH WOW Award Laura Jernegan: Girl on a Whaleship was also selected as a
2011 WOW Award winner by the Leadership in History awards committee.
The WOW Award is an additional award for an Award of Merit winner
whose nomination is highly inspirational, exhibits exceptional
scholarship, and/or is exceedingly entrepreneurial in terms of
funding, partnerships, or collaborations, creative problem solving,
or unusual project design and inclusiveness. Only 5% or less of the
total number of Award of Merit winners can be given the WOW Award.
American Library Association's Great Web Sites for Kids Laura Jernegan, Girl on a Whaleship was selected for inclusion in the American Library Association's Great Web Sites for Kids. Great Web Sites for Kids are those considered the best web sites for ages birth to 14; outstanding in both content and conception. As applied to web sites for young people, "great" should be thought to include sites of especially commendable quality; sites that reflect and encourage young people's interests in exemplary ways.
National Endowment for the Humanities "We the People" Laura Jernegan, Girl on a Whaleship is a We the People project. We
the People is
an NEH program designed to encourage and enhance the teaching,
study, and understanding of American history, culture, and democratic