Student Projects

Jean Saunders History Contest

Each year the Putnam County Historical Society sponsors a history contest for  7 th grade students attending school in Philipstown. The projects must focus on some aspect of the history of Putnam County. Essays should not exceed  1000 words and may be in the form of an essay, model, drawing diorama or a combination of these forms. Entries are judged on accuracy, clarity, creativity and originality. Entries may be submitted by individuals or a team of two students.

The 2002 contest winners were:

1st place- 

Andrew D'Alessio's project on Champlin's Blacksmith shop.

2nd Place-

Lauren Monroe's Map of Cold Spring

3rd Place

Kimberly Zaleski's Study of the Appalachian Trail


Tom Faherty for the Osborn Castle and Thomas Townsend-Pitt for History of a Home inthe Highlands.

Honorable Mentions

Accuracy of Research- Krista Donovan for Family History

Creativity- Ethan and Emily Geider for Bannerman's Island.

Clarity and Organization- Savannah O'Malley and Jana Barcavage for Hudson River Fish.

A special creativity award was presented to Alessandra Delmonte and Jesse Matros for their Bear Mountain Bridge.

51 seventh graders from Garrison and Haldane Schools participated in the contest. 

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