Historical society names contest winners

SCHROON LAKE - The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society held its Hudowalski essay contest award recently emceed by Doug Arnold at the Schroon Lake Boathouse Theatre.

In the 11-14 age group, Nathan Burke won the three-week campership at Pok-O-MacCready for "Settling the Adirondacks." Galen Esper won the $100 second prize for "Maple Syrup History in the Adirondacks" and Carolyn Anne Sewall won the $50 third prize for "Purple Loosestrife."

In the 15-18 age group, Kawana Smith won the $1,000 first prize for "Green Gold: Ginseng in the Adirondacks." The $500 second prize was awarded to Rachel Burke for "Living with Adirondack Bears" and the $250 third prize went to Dorothy Botterbusch for "The Perfect Backdrop for Theatre: The Adirondacks." Awards of $100 each went to Hank Henson for "The History of Scaroon Manor" and William Lowe for "Rare and Extirpated Animals of the Adirondacks."

A Dan Berggren concert was the venue for the ceremony with his Adirondack stories and songs. The concert was part of a grant funded by the Arts Council of Northern Adirondacks.

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