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2018 HISTORICAL ESSAY CONTEST

Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission

The Most Historic Place In My Town
JUNIOR HISTORIAN OF THE YEAR

An awards presentation ceremony was held in the historic Hunterdon County Courthouse, Main Street, Flemington, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 during the Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholder's Regular Meeting.

81 Essays were submitted this year and were judged by the Retired Teachers Association. Winning students in all categories had been invited to attend the awards presentation with their family, friends and teacher. DOWNLOAD PRESS RELEASE

2017 Hunterdon County Junior Historian
Freeholders Lagay, Holt, Lanza & Van Doren along with the Essay Contest Award Winners.

The 2018 Award Winners are as follows:


GRAND PRIZE - 1ST PLACE
2018
HUNTERDON COUNTY JUNIOR HISTORIAN

2018 Mini Historian Christian Ventura and 2nd place winnter Austin Fritz
2018 Mini Historian Christian Ventura (left) and 2nd place winnter Austin Fritz (right)

CHRISTIAN VENTURA
The Taylor-Wharton Steel Company

High Bridge Elementary School
Mrs. Lynn Hughes, Teacher

Christian received a gift card for $100, a certificate and a trophy designating him as the 2018 Hunterdon County Junior Historian

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2ND PLACE - COUNTY

AUSTIN FRITZ
The General Store in Mounatinville, NJ

Tewksbury Elementary School
Mrs. Wilkinson & Ms. DeGrau, Teachers

Austin received a gift card for $50, a certificate and a trophy

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FIRST PLACE - DISTRICT

The following First Place prize winners in each of the participating districts were presented with a certificate and a First Place medal:

Califon Borough - Califon Public School - Mrs. MaryJane Medea, Teacher
Georgia DeCoster, Yesterday

Delaware Township School - Ms. Valerie Wheatley, Teacher
Gavin Drew, The Rosemont-Raven Rock Bridge

Franklin Township School - Mr. Jeffrey Weinhold, Teacher
Maddy Brisby, St. Anne's Catholic Church

High Bridge Elementary School - Mrs. Lynn Hughes, Teacher
Christian Ventura, The Taylor-Wharton Steel Company

Lebanon Borough School - Ms. Suzanne Lawn, Teacher
Holden Schipper, Blue Star Highway

Tewksbury Elementary School - Mrs. Wilkinson & Ms. DeGrau, Teachers
Austin Fritz, The General Store in Mountainville, NJ

Home School - Ms. Maria Naccarato, Teacher
Jonah Duckworth, Changewater Train Trestle

SECOND PLACE - DISTRICT

The following Second Place winners each received a certificates and medal.

Califon Borough - Califon Public School - Mrs. Medea, Teacher
Hayden Sacro, Rambo's

Delaware Township School - Ms. Laura Ferrante, Teacher
Azra Cotte, Green Sergeant's Covered Bridge

Franklin Township School School - Mr. Jeffrey Weinhold, Teacher
Joseph Hubert, The Uplands

High Bridge Elementary School - Mrs. Lynn Hughes, Teacher
Sky Bueb-Karp, The American Hotel, High Bridge, NJ

Tewksbury Elementary School - Mrs. Nugent & Mrs. McCabe, Teachers
Braeden Mulroony, Something I Have Always Wondered About

HONORABLE MENTION - SCHOOL DISTRICT

Honorable Honorable Mention certificates were presented to

Delaware Township School - Ms. Laura Ferrante, Teacher
Leo Rivera, Liver Eating Johnson

Franklin Township School - Mr. Jeffrey Weinhold, Teacher
Stella Frigiola, Camp Buck vs. Technology

High Bridge Elementary School - Mrs. Lynn Hughes, Teacher
Aedan Dorwart, High Bridge Public Library
Ashley Krushinski, High Bridge Middle School
Chloe Anne Sahulka, Allen and Turner Iron Works
Isabella Marie Sahulka, Solitude House

Tewksbury Elementary School - Mrs. Nugent & Mrs. McCabe, Teachers
Petra Karnaugh The Cokesbury Methodist Episcopal Church

 

The Hunterdon County Cultural & Heritage Commission received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.

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