Essay contest to begin and continue through April

— The Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society’s seventh annual Grace Hudowalski Essay Contest will begin Feb. 1 and end April 25.

The purpose of the contest is to increase knowledge and awareness of the history and environment issues in and around the towns of Schroon and North Hudson and to encourage oral history with interviews, photos and documents whenever possible.

In the 11-14 age group the first-place winner for best overall essay will receive a two-week campership at POKO-Moonshine/POKO-MacCready. Second place winner will receive $200 and third-place winner $100.

In the 15-18 age group the first place winner for best overall essay will receive $1,000, second place $500, third place $200 and $50 to the individual for his/her runner-up essay.

Awards will be given to the best essays in either historical or environmental categories. Awards will be given at the Strawberry Festival June 23, 2013 at the historical society museum. All entrants will be recognized for their efforts.

Materials will be distributed end of January to Mountainside Christian Academy and Schroon Lake Central School.

For additional information contact Loris Clark at 532-0533.

The contest is sponsored by the 46r Conservation Trust and the Schroon-North Hudson Historical Society.

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