Jean Saunders History Contest Award Ceremony

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 School

Garrison 7th Grade Teacher: Christopher Caliendo

Colin August
Madelyn Bartholomew
Tim Ben Adi
Daniel Carlos
Charlotte Dinitz
Terence Driscoll
Evelyn Higbee
Jayda Kirkwood
Evan Maasik
Chase Mayer
Zachariah McCarthy
April Ransom
Allison Rimm
Sariya Samson
Ella Schweizer
Lina Sharifi
Tomas Struck
Eva Turko

Haldane School

Haldane 7th Grade Teacher: Kelli Annesi

Ella Ashburn
Bozley Beachak
Ezra Beato
Hannah Benson
Blake Bolte
Katrine Buslovich
Owen Carmicino
Giancarlo Carone
Daniella Cataldo
Helen Chiera
Madison Chiera
Michael Covelli
Shea DeCaro
Antoinette deMartine
Mia DiLello
Patrick DiNardo
Kimberly Edge
Will Etta
Kylie Falloon
Julian Forcello
Kyle Frommer
Stefano Hammond
Bianca Harmancin
Zoe Harris
Aaron Hathaway
Soren Holmbo
Ryan Irwin
Rose LaBarbera
Jaclyn Landolfi
Rowan Locascio McLaughlin
Dominic Lyons-Davis
Camille Maglio
Mazzie Maxwell
Matthew McCoy
Joia  McKelvey
Ryan Merritt
Sander Miller
Sydnee Monroe
Emilia Osborn
Maya Osborn
Jesse Osterfeld
Luke Parrella
Stephen Robinson
Robert Sahno
Per Sandlund
Harrison Sassano
Marisa Scanga
Sophia Scanga
Lee Schmidt
Katie Shields
Molly Siegel
Ciara Smith
Evan Tighe
Meghan Tomann
Robert Viggiano
Karena Weinpahl
Liliana Westerhuis

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.