Horizons-on-the-Hudson Receives Recognition in the 2022 New York State Archives Student Research Awards Competition
Horizons-on the-Hudson received Elementary School Honorable Mention from the 32nd Annual New York State Archives Student Research Awards competition for its Newburgh, My Home Community Spotlight project.
The Student Research Awards program is a statewide historical research competition for students in grades four through twelve. This annual program provides an award to students whose projects are selected as winners in the elementary, middle school, and high school divisions.
The Student Research Awards program encourages students to explore the wealth of historical records held in repositories in New York State.
The project, Newburgh, My Home Community Spotlight (NMHCS) was initiated by Lisa Kochik, Head of Youth Services, Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh, NY. The project is based on the idea that some non-Newburgh residents may not see this historic, dynamic, resilient city and town in the same way as those who live here. Newburgh is home and solace. It is family and friendship. It is diverse in opinions, beliefs, traditions and identities. The project seeks to celebrate and illuminate the beauty and resources of all of Newburgh, through stories we know and others we may not have heard.
The Newburgh Enlarged City School District (NECSD) was up to the challenge! Horizons-on-the-Hudson Magnet School (HOH), Mrs. Wright Jumpp, School Librarian/Collaboration Coordinator, 3rd/4th, 5th grade scholars and educators, joined by South Middle School 6th grade scholars and educators, with the support of community partners, took the baton from Ms. Kochik, and delved whole-heartedly into this project. This project elevates the voice of our precious children, promoting equity, access, inclusion and belonging.
Interesting Fact: The project was first pursued during the 2012-13 school year as a collaboration between Mrs. Wright Jumpp, HOH Library and Ms. Kochik, NFL. Each year it gets better! We anticipate that it will continue to grow.
Click link to view project: Newburgh, My Home: Community Spotlight
The following THREE eBooks were submitted to the
New York State Archives 32nd Annual Student Research Awards Contest (2022)
Collage submissions from Horizons-on-the-Hudson scholars:
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