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2006 HISTORICAL ESSAY CONTEST
The Most Historic Place In My Town
MINI-HISTORIAN OF THE YEAR

Winners of the 17th annual The Most Historic Place in My Town essay contest were invited to the May 09, 2006 Freeholders' meeting at 5:30 pm to receive awards presented by Freeholder Director Nancy Palladino and Cultural & Heritage Commission Chairperson Stephanie B. Stevens.

Jake-Dylan Mitchell Ressler of Tewksbury Elementary School received the GRAND PRIZE in the Commission's 2006 Historic Essay Contest, which is held each spring to commemorate National Historic Preservation Week. Jake-Dylan's essay entitled "The Oldwick General Store" was chosen from among the essays submitted this year.


Freeholder Director Nancy Palladino with Grand Prize Winner
Jake-Dylan Mitchell Ressler and Stephanie Stevens, Chair of the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission

GRAND PRIZE - COUNTY
2006 HUNTERDON COUNTY
MINI-HISTORIAN

Jake-Dylan Mitchell Ressler
Tewksbury Elementary School
Mrs. Mary Claire Kruger, Teacher

"The Oldwick General Store"

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

  • BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP - THOMAS B. CONLEY SCHOOL
    (Independent School Entry) Andrew Fuller, David Reynold's Tavern
  • DELAWARE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL
    Rory Finnegan, The Prallsville Mills
  • FRENCHTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Mimi Dougherty, The National Hotel Rocks
  • HIGH BRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Danielle Bowsher, The Secret School House
  • HUNTERDON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
    (Kingwood Township) Aaron Gover, The Old Stone Church
    (Raritan Township) Cara Knudsen, The Old York Road: The Road that Changed America
  • TEWKSBURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Jake-Dylan Mitchell Ressler, The Oldwick General Store - Hunterdon County Mini-Historian 2006

SECOND PLACE - SCHOOL

  • DELAWARE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL
    Sara Rountree, Sandy Ridge Church
  • FRENCHTWON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Sara Kunzmann, The Gem Building
  • TEWKSBURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Ethan York, A Lime Kiln

HONORABLE MENTION

  • DELAWARE TOWNSHIP SCHOOL
    Samuel Dennis, Green Sergeants Bridge
    Jessica Mills, Stockton School
  • TEWKSBURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Paul Graybeal, Melick's Farm
    Emily Ann Scheier, The Tewksbury Inn
    Jacqueline Tylko, The Fairmount Methodist Church Cemetery
    Christian Capocci, The Asbury Vault
    William Eckert, The Fairmount Presbyterian Church

 

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