Congratulations to all participants in the annual
7th grade Jean Saunders History Contest!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support all of the Haldane and Garrison seventh grade students who participated in the Jean Saunders History Contest. The award ceremony was held on Thursday, January 26 at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison. This year, over 75 students from the Garrison School and Haldane participated in the contest, with students working either individually or with a partner.
Contest winners and all participants are listed below. Please scroll down for several photos of the evening and student projects.
First Place Tie: Sander Miller & Blake Bolte, Haldane School, “How did the Parrott Gun’s technology affect modern day weaponry?” and Katie Shields, Haldane School, “What role did the West Point Foundry play in establishing the Cold Spring and Nelsonville communities?”
Second Place: Evan Maasik, Garrison School, “What was it like to grow up on Bannerman’s Island during the depression?”
Third Place: Matthew McCoy & Harrison Sassano, Haldane School, “Why was the Parrott Gun so revolutionary that it was a model for the future?”
Honorable Mention: Chase Mayer & Daniel Carlos, Garrison School, “What were the challenges faced when building the Bear Mountain Bridge?”
Garrison 7th Grade Teacher: Christopher Caliendo
Tim Ben Adi
Haldane 7th Grade Teacher: Kelli Annesi
Rowan Locascio McLaughlin
Thank you to the Desmond-Fish Library for hosting the contest again this year. Thank you also to all of the judges: Karen Doyle, John Duncan, Nancy Brownell, Jane D’Emic, Teresa Figueiras, Christine Foertsch, David Gordon, Tom Hayden, Christine Johanson, Jonathan Kruk, Pam McCluskey, Mike McKee, Andrew Platt, Aurora Straus, Molly McCoy Straus, Julisa Tomizawa, Paul Tomizawa, and Jackie Wlodarzack.