Teaching Hudson Valley (THV) has announced the winners of this school year’s “Writing About Place” contest.
Winners and their classes will receive trips to the places they wrote about. THV will share students’ poems and essays in the coming weeks on the THV blog.
This years winners are:
High School: Millbrook and Newburgh
Alice Rosi-Marshall and her piece on the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. Ms. Rosi-Marshall is in grade 10 at Millbrook
High School. English teacher Maureen Ackerman submitted the poem along with work by other students.
Redwan Arosh, a freshman at Newburgh Free Academy, for her piece titled The Beauty of Bear Mountain. English teacher Virginia McCurdy submitted Mr. Arosh’s work as well as essays by other students in the Newburgh Enlarged City Schools.
Elementary School: Overlook Primary, Arlington Central School District
Second graders from Overlook Primary, Arlington Central School District for their drawings and research on animals at Bear Mountain State Park. Sucheta Baichwal and Lily Cheung teach English as a New Language at Overlook Primary School (Arlington Central Schools) and involved their students in Writing about Place.
No middle school award was made this year.
Teaching the Hudson Valley is a program of the Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area and Greenway Conservancy; Roosevelt-Vanderbilt-Van Buren National Historic Sites, National Park Service; Hudson River Estuary Program, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation; and Hudson River Valley Institute/Marist College. THV helps educators and students discover and appreciate the region’s natural, historic, and cultural treasures.