The New York State Archives announced the winners of its thirtieth annual Student Research Awards. This program is designed to promote and recognize excellence in student research. The main purpose of the awards program is to encourage students to explore the wealth of historical records held in historical records repositories in New York State. The program also serves to increase cooperation between schools and organizations that administer historical records useful for education. Our research students used a variety of archives to access primary source documents and analyze their topics of inquiry to great success.
Congratulations to the following students:
- 2nd Place: Manav Bansal for his research paper The Everglades: Wetlands not Wastelands
- Honorable Mention: Anya Chabria for her paper Breaking the Communication Barrier: The Economic, Political, and Social impact of Morse’s Telegraph in the Antebellum Period and Beyond
- Certificate of Merit: Frederick Lin for his paper The Croton Aqueduct
- Honorable Mention: Emma Rosenberg for her documentary Marion Anderson: Breaking the Musical Color Barrier
- Certificate of Merit: Maahir Kasliwal for his website The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island
Congratulations to the students who were recognized. Thanks to Mrs. Roberts for the write-up and all of her work with the students!