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2011 Essay & Postcard Contest Winners

Preserving 150 Years of History: Secession and the War's Beginnings

2011 contest

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The 2011 Essay Contest, co-sponsored by the Civil War Trust and HISTORY, encouraged students to discuss the theme: Preserving 150 Years of History: Secession and the War's Beginnings. Students were asked to think about the beginning of the American Civil War and the importance of preservation efforts in protecting its memory. Students submitted their essays and competed for cash prizes provided by HISTORY and a membership to the Civil War Trust. Selected essays are also featured in the Civil War Trust’s magazine, Hallowed Ground.

2011 Junior Essay Contest Winners


2011 Senior Essay Contest Winners

 

The 2011 Postcard Contest, co-sponsored by the Civil War Trust and HISTORY, encouraged students to discuss the theme: Preserving 150 Years of History: Secession and the War's Beginnings. Students were asked to think about the beginning of the American Civil War and the importance of preservation efforts in protecting its memory. Students submitted their essays and competed for cash prizes provided by HISTORY and a membership to the Civil War Trust. Selected essays are also featured in the Civil War Trust’s magazine, Hallowed Ground.  

Winners - Junior Division

 2011 Postcard 1 Jr 

1st Place

Michelle Jacobs 
Aquinas Middle School
La Crosse, Wisconsin
7th grade
Teacher: Mary Reeck

 

 2 Jr
2nd Place

Toniann Maniaci
West End Elementary School
Lynbrook, NY
5th grade
Teacher: Donna Smith

 3 Jr
3rd Place

Lindsay Ostroff
West End Elementary School
Lynbrook, NY
5th grade
Teacher: Donna Smith

 HM Jr
Honorable Mention

Kennedy Malone 
Aquinas Middle School
La Crosse, Wisconsin
7th grade
Teacher: Mary Reeck

Winners - Senior Division

 1 Sr.  

1st Place

Irving Mendoza
Cherokee High School
Canton, GA
10th grade
Teacher: Mrs. Roper

 2 Sr.
2nd Place

Emily Martinez
St. John Chrysostom
Bronx, NY
8th grade
Teacher: Lawrence Weber

 3 Sr.
3rd Place

Wade Kearns
EFMS 
Kville, NC
8th grade
Teacher: Karen Thompson

 HM Sr.
Honorable Mention

Lordes Rodrigez
St. John Chrysostom
Bronx, NY
8th grade
Teacher: Lawrence Weber

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