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Dated 05/23/2007

2007 HISTORICAL ESSAY CONTEST
The Most Historic Place In My Town
MINI-HISTORIAN OF THE YEAR

Winners of the 19th annual The Most Historic Place in My Town essay contest were invited to the May 22, 2006 Freeholders' meeting at 5:30 pm to receive awards presented by Freeholder Director George Muller and James Davidson, a member of the Cultural & Heritage Commission.

Madison Gavornik, of the Tewksbury Elementary School received the GRAND PRIZE in the Commission's 2007 Historic Essay Contest, which is held each spring to commemorate National Historic Preservation Month. Madison's essay entitled "An Interview with the Fairmount Presbyterian Church" was chosen from among the 92 essays submitted. For the 18th consecutive year, members of the Retired Teachers Association of Hunterdon County served as judges.

GRAND PRIZE
2007
HUNTERDON COUNTY
MINI-HISTORIAN

Madison Gavornik
Tewksbury Elementary School
Mrs. Mary Claire Kruger, Teacher

"An Interview with the Fairmount Presbyterian Church"

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2ND PRIZE

David Conover
East Amwell Township School
Mrs. Thyra Zengel, Teacher

The Charles Lindbergh Estate

FIRST PRIZE - SCHOOL

  • Califon Public School
    Marisa Bohm, Califon School
  • Clinton Public School
    Sarah Kelly, Exploring the Clinton Presbyterian Church
  • East Amwell Township School
    David Conover, The Charles Lindbergh Estate
  • Frenchtown Elementary School
    Thomas C. Gruner, The National Hotel
    High Bridge Elementary School
    Zachary Fortier, Allen & Turner Foundry
  • Lebanon Twp. - Valley View School
    Alex Vreeland, Bunnvale Library
  • Readington Twp. - Holland Brook School
    Austin Stansbury, My Favorite Historical Site in Readington – Cold Brook School
  • Tewksbury Elementary School
    Nancy Donoghue, Vescelius’ Corner
    Madison Gavornik, An Interview with the Fairmount Presbyterian Church
    Jeremy C. Smith, The Pottersville Blacksmith Shop

SECOND PLACE - SCHOOL

  • High Bridge Elementary School
    Jenny Hicks, Solitude House
  • Lebanon Twp. - Valley View School
    Emily Szokol, Seal Family Farm House
  • Tewksbury Elementary School
    Max Manley, The Story of the Tewksbury Inn
    Jack Murray, Mountainville
    Ava Solina, The Mountainville Hotel

HONORABLE MENTION

  • Clinton Public School
    Katie Jeffries, Lowthorp Truss Bridge
  • Tewksbury Elementary School
    Max Burrows, Hell Mountain
    William Donoghue, Indian Trails
    Charles B. Garrett, IV, Mountainville Post
    Jacob Paul Kruger, The John Potter House

Not Pictured: Charles B. Garrett, IV and Max Manley, from Tewksbury Township

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