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Updated 05/10/2005

2005 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 May 10, 2005 Freeholders' meeting at 5:30 pm to receive awards presented by Freeholder Director George B. Melick and Cultural & Heritage Commission Chairperson Stephanie B. Stevens.

William Avery, of Califon Public School received the GRAND PRIZE in the Commission's 2005 Historic Essay Contest, which is held each spring to commemorate National Historic Preservation Week. William's essay entitled "If Walls Could Talk..." - Former Califon Leading Store was chosen from among the essays submitted this year.


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GRAND PRIZE - COUNTY
2005 HUNTERDON COUNTY
MINI-HISTORIAN

William Avery - Califon Public School
"If Walls Could Talk" - Former Califon Leading Store

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SECOND PLACE - COUNTY
Timothy Gover, Hunterdon Christian Academy
The Belvidere-Delaware Railroad Line

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

  • ALEXANDRIA MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Matthew Torrey, Everittstown United Methodist Church
  • CALIFON PUBLIC SCHOOL
    William Avery, If Walls Could Talk... Former Califon Leading Store - 2005 HUNTERDON COUNTYMINI-HISTORIAN
  • EAST AMWELL TOWNSHIP SCHOOL
    Cassidy Hubert, Larison Corner Presbyterian Church
  • FRENCHTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Haley Johnson, The Frenchtown Cemetery
  • HIGH BRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Michael Adams, The High Bridge
  • HUNTERDON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
    Timothy Gover, The Belvidere-Delaware Railroad Line - 2ND PLACE COUNTY WINNER
  • STOCKTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Lilah Dougherty, Stockton Borough Elementary School
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SECOND PLACE - SCHOOL

  • ALEXANDRIA MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Avery Brunkus, The History of a Little Red House, Circa. 1820
    Lilly Pearce, Historic Little York  (not pictured)
  • CALIFON PUBLIC SCHOOL
    James Alexander Rumen, Waldron's Creamery
  • FRENCHTWON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Melissa Longman, The History of the Towpath
  • HUNTERDON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
    Morgan Fisher, The Nishisakawick Creek
    Theodore Tooker, The Frenchtown Inn

HONORABLE MENTION

  • ALEXANDRIA MIDDLE SCHOOL
    Alex Carlson, Alexandria First Presbyterian Church
    Max Gerckens, An Old Grave in My Backyard
    Michael Kantorski, Little York
    Aaron Weiss, Old Everittstown - The Nishisakawick Creek
  • FRENCHTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Matthew Hubert, The House Next Door
  • HIGHT BRIDGE ELEMENTARY SHCOOL
    Christina Ritz, The Solitude House

 

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