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 Monday, January 22 at the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison. This year, over 90 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: Chloe Rowe, Garrison School, “Why was Benedict Arnold so compelled to betray his own country?”
Second place: Madeleine Knox & Mairead O’Hara, Haldane School, “How did the West Point Foundry affect the economic development of Cold Spring?”
Third Place: Caitlin Liu & Timothy Liu, Garrison School, “How did the Bear Mountain Bridge influence transportation in the Hudson Valley and the construction of future bridges?”
Honorable Mention: Celia Drury & Sophie Sabin, Haldane School, “How did the local media react to the Women’s Suffrage Convention taking place in Newburgh?”
Garrison 7th Grade Teacher: Christopher Caliendo
Haldane 7th Grade Teacher: Kelli Annesi
Josephine Russell Jarmusch
Luca Van Dommele
Thank you to the Desmond-Fish Library for hosting the contest again this year. Thank you also to all of the judges: Nancy Brownell, Caroline Danford, Jane D’Emic, John Duncan, Christine Foertsch, David Gordon, Tom Hayden, Jonathan Kruk, Jocelyn Lane, Adam Osterfeld, Preston Pittman, Andrew Platt, Bill Pugh, Aubrey Stowell, Julisa Tomizawa, Paul Tomizawa, and Adele Westerhuis.