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2012 Essay & Postcard Contest Winners

Preserving 150 Years of History: 1861-1862, The War Commences

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The 2012 Essay Contest, co-sponsored by the Civil War Trust and HISTORY, encouraged students to discuss the theme: Preserving 150 Years of History: 1861-1862, The War Commences. 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.

2012 Junior Essay Contest Winners


2012 Senior Essay Contest Winners

 

The 2012 Postcard Contest, co-sponsored by the Civil War Trust and HISTORY, encouraged students to discuss the theme: Preserving 150 Years of History: 1861-1862, The War Commences. 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

 Junior - First Place 

1st Place

Arden Murphy 
Aquinas Middle School
La Crosse, Wisconsin
7th grade
Teacher: Mary Reeck

 

 
2nd Place

Carly Fierstine
Farmwell Station Middle School
Ashburn, VA
6th grade
Teacher: Brian Peters

 Junior - Third Place
3rd Place

Catherine Applebaum
West End Elementary School
Lynbrook, NY
5th grade
Teacher: Donna Smith

 Junior - Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Sophie Wong 
Farmwell Station Middle School
Ashburn, VA
6th grade
Teacher: Brian Peters

Winners - Senior Division

 Senior - First Place  

1st Place

Tristan Ellis
Granard Middle School
Gaffney, SC
8th grade
Teacher: Mary Price

 Senior - Second Place
2nd Place

Ri'an Washington
Lohn High School
Lohn, TX
11th grade
Teacher: Lawrence Weber

 Senior - Third Place
3rd Place

Alyssa Abdelnour
Our Lady of Sorrows 
Farmington, MI
8th grade
Teacher: Ronald Jones

 Senior - Honorable Mention
Honorable Mention

Iris Grizman
St. John Chrysostom
Bronx, NY
8th grade
Teacher: Lawrence Weber

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