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.
Lauren Monroe's Map of Cold Spring
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.
51 seventh graders from Garrison and Haldane Schools participated in the contest.