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Updated 06/06/2003

2003 HISTORICAL ESSAY CONTEST
The Most Historic Place
In My Town

MINI-HISTORIAN OF THE YEAR

Winners of the 15th annual The Most Historic Place in My Town essay contest were invited to the May 27, 2003 Freeholders' meeting to receive awards presented by Freeholder Director, Paul C. Sauerland, Jr. and Cultural & Heritage Commission Chairperson, Stephanie B. Stevens.

Ashley Fields received the Grand Prize in the Commission's 2003 Historic Essay Contest, which is held each May to commemorate National Historic Preservation Week. Ashley's essay entitled "The Readington Reformed Church" was chosen among 136 essays submitted this year.

GRAND PRIZE - COUNTY
"2003 HUNTERDON COUNTY MINI-HISTORIAN"

Ashley Fields - The Readington Reformed Church
Teacher: Mr. Ronald Dilzer, Holland Brook School, Readington Township

Ashley is a student in Mr. Ronald Dilzer's class at the Holland Brook School. As the First Place winner in her school, Ashley also earned the title "Readington Township Mini-Historian 2003."

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Ashley Fields, 2003 Hunterdon County Mini-Historian
Freeholder Director Paul C. Sauerland, Jr., 2003 Hunterdon County
Mini-Historian Ashley Fields and Stephanie Stephens, Chairman
of the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission



1st Place Winners - Schools for the 2003 Most Historic Place in My Town Contest

FIRST PRIZE - SCHOOL DISTRICT
(Mini-Historian Titles for Borough or Township)

  • Connor Daniel - The Basket Factory - Califon Public School (unable to attend)
  • Ashley Fields - The Readington Reformed Church - Holland Brook School, Readington Township (Readington Township Mini-Historian)
  • Ben Jablonski - Cornet Francis Geary’s Grave - Hunterdon Christian Academy (East Amwell Mini Co-Historian)
  • Pamela Junge - Mrs. Megaro’s House - Lebanon Borough School
  • Nikki Miller - Bellewood Park - Union Township School
  • Nora Muehlbauer - Swampy Vale Farm - Franklin Township School
  • Kyle Nitti - Amwell First Cemetery - East Amwell School (East Amwell Mini Co-Historian) (unable to attend)
  • Haley Sutphin - Frenchtown Porcelain - Edith Ort Thomas Elementary School, Frenchtown Borough (unable to attend)
  • William Wyckoff - The High Bridge Train Station - High Bridge Elementary School
  • Laura Zito - The Interesting Mountainville Post - Old Turnpike School, Tewksbury Township

2nd Place School District Winners with Frank J. Fuzo, Freeholder Director and Stephanie Stevens, Chair of the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission
SECOND PLACE - SCHOOL DISTRICT
  • Cos Arnett - Mountainville Post - Old Turnpike School, Tewksbury Township
  • Brendan Collins - Snydertown Road - East Amwell School
  • Casey Conroy - The Taylor Wharton Iron and Steel Co. - High Bridge Elementary School
  • Kevin E. Flynn - Readington Reformed Church Cemetery - Holland Brook School, Readington Township
  • Alicia Popescu - The Van Syckel’s Tavern - Union Township School (unable to attend)
  • Taylor Reilly - Ringoes Tavern - Hunterdon Christian Academy (unable to attend)


HONORABLE MENTION

  • Jack Delia - My House / 105 Main Street - Lebanon Borough School
  • Charles Gover - The Thomas Lowrey Store House - Hunterdon Christian Academy
  • Sam Kunzman - The Moon on Earth - Old Turnpike School, Tewksbury Township
  • Westley LaBorde - The Quakertown Friends Meeting House - Franklin Township School
  • Christopher Martin - The Thomas Lowrey Storehouse - Hunterdon Christian Academy
  • Ripley Nichols - The Gem Building - Edith Ort Thomas Elementary School, Frenchtown Borough (unable to attend ceremony)
  • Meghan O’Leary - The Quakertown Church - Franklin Township School
  • Kerrianne Roberts - Cherryville Baptist Church - Franklin Township School
  • Kim Stover - Amwell Academy (Harvest Moon Inn) - East Amwell School
  • Vanessa Van Schaik - The Martin Wyckoff House - Holland Brook School, Readington Township
  • Anthony J. Verdi - The Whitehouse Station Union Hotel - Holland Brook School, Readington Township
  • Walter Wygera - The Welsh Farm House - Old Turnpike School, Tewksbury Township

Honorable Mention Award Winners


Joan Wolsiefer, Retired Teacher's Association

Joan Wolsiefer (center) of Raritan Township looks on with pride as Hunterdon County 4th Grade Students are recognized by the County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission for their winning essays. For the past 14 years she has led members of the Retired Teacher's Association of Hunterdon County in the review and selection of the winning essays.

Joan has also served as the Commission's Art Goes to School program coordinator since 1992, making it possible through classroom presentations to nurture in the school-age child an awareness, interest and delight in great works of art.

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