Essay Contest Winners awarded for 2019
The winners of the annual essay contest were announced at the Almanzo Wilder Farm’s Celebration of Youth event on July 20th. Honorary Laura for 2019 is Angelina Polniaszek of Rouses Point. Honorary Almanzo for 2019 is Isaiah Kingsley Of Brushton-Moira Elementray School. First alternates are Sophie Caitlin from Flanders Elementary School in Malone and Hayden Schad from Rouses Point Elementary School. Second alternates are OlivIa Kirk and George Chaney, both from Rouses Point Elementary School.
Artists were invited to participate in the tenth annual show – a showcase of regional artists’ two dimensional works with relationship to the life of the Wilders at the time they lived at the homestead in Burke, NY (1840-1875). First place was awarded to Anne Ray for her pastel painting, Recess. Second place was earned by Rick Auger and his photograph, The Wilders. Lisa Minnich’s 1860’s Sleigh Ride was the winner of the People’s Choice award.
The 2019 entries are shown here. Several are available to purchase- please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about purchasing.
1st Place Recess, Anne Ray $200
2nd Place The Wilders, Rick Auger
People’s Choice 1860’s Sleigh Ride, Lisa Minnich $100
What’s Inside, Flossy Powell $100
Puzzled Piece of History, Carole Bracy $125
On the Water, Blake Hammons $30
Farm Life, Neva Edwards
Lost Photos of the Farm, Carole Bracy $150
School Days, Lorna Eldred $100
Friends, Lisa Minnich $100
Union Camp, Rick Auger $200