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Dated 04/27/2004

2004 HISTORICAL ESSAY CONTEST
The Most Historic Place
In My Town

MINI-HISTORIAN OF THE YEAR

Winners of the 16th annual The Most Historic Place in My Town essay contest were invited to the April 27, 2004 Freeholders' meeting to receive awards presented by Freeholder Director, Marcia A. Karrow and Cultural & Heritage Commission Chairperson, Stephanie B. Stevens.

Katrina Eckel of Frenchtwon Elemtary School received the Grand Prize in the Commission's 2004 Historic Essay Contest, which is held each spring to commemorate National Historic Preservation Week. Katrina's essay entitled "The Towpath" was chosen among 170 essays submitted this year.

GRAND PRIZE - COUNTY
"2004 HUNTERDON COUNTY MINI-HISTORIAN"

Katrina Eckel - Frenchtown Elementary School
"The Towpath"
Teacher - Mrs. Carol Curtis
As the First Place winner in her school,
Katrian also earned the title of
Frenchtown Borough Mini Historian 2004

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Front Center: 2004 Hunterdon County Mini-Historian Katrina Eckel
Left to Right Back: Freeholder George Muller, Freeholder Director Marcia Karrow, Freeholder Deputy Director George Melick, Cultural and Heritage Commission Chair Stephanie Stevens and Freeholder Nancy Palladino.


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Stephanie Stevens, Chair of the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission
address the students and their parents at the Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Freeholder meeting prior to handing out awards.

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

  • Alexandria Middle School
    Luke Sabor, The Rocks and Creeks of Alexandria Township
  • Thomas B. Conley Elementary School
    Alison Kucharski, David Reynolds Tavern
  • Bloomsbury Elementary School
    Megan Decker, The Bloomsbury Hotel
  • Califon Public School
    Olivia Baggstrom, First Telephones in Califon
  • Clinton Public School
    Moira Kisch, The Red Mill
  • Patrick McGaheran School
    Taylor Marie Londino, Historic Beaver Brook Homestead
  • East Amwell Township School
    Casey Peta, Peacock’s
  • Francis A. Desmares School
    (tuition student) Raritan Township
    Zoe Lenagh-Glue, Reading Manor
  • Franklin Township School
    Lauren Wright, The Pittstown Inn
  • Frenchtown Elementary School
    Katrina Eckel, The Towpath
  • High Bridge Elementary School
    Katie Muentener, The Solitude House
  • Hunterdon Christian Academy
    (tuition student) Readington Township

    Shelby Bourke, The Whitehouse Train Station

 

SECOND PLACE - SCHOOL DISTRICT

  • Alexandria Middle School
    Camille LeBlanc, 10 Little York-Mt. Pleasant Road
  • Bloomsbury Elementary School
    Emma Pilker, First Presbyterian Church of Bloomsbury
  • Frenchtown Elementary School
    Rebecca Harmon, The Frenchtown Inn
  • High Bridge Elementary School
    Iva Musnuff, Taylor Wharton
  • Hunterdon Christian Academy
    Amanda Harris, Ringoes Tavern (East Amwell Township tuition student)

HONORABLE MENTION
  • Alexandria Middle School
    Nina Bavaro, The Hickory
    Diane Opeikun, The Bunker Hill School
    Claudia Farneski, Mt. Salem Church
    Fionnuala Callahan, My House
    Andrew Kopf, The Pittstown Inn
  • Bloomsbury Elementary School
    Kevin Merring, The Bloomsbury Bridge
  • Franklin Township School
    Mariele Librie, Mrs. Geneau’s Farmhouse
    Erin Straube, The Sidney House
    Dallas Taylor, Camp Buccou
  • Frenchtown Elementary School
    Jessica Gruner, History of the Union Fire Company #1
  • Hunterdon Christian Academy
    Rebecca Lerch, Fleming’s Castle

 

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