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Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame Essay Contest was planned as a remembrance of the men and women whose leadership and commitment helped make this area famous and interesting. Students are given the opportunity to exercise their research skills and discover interesting facts and stories about their home villages. The Historical Society serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, the Warner Public Library, the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center, the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and our two Villages have worked together to make this event a yearly celebration. An Awards Ceremony is held at the Warner Library where the mayors of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow present two cash prizes to the Sleepy Hollow High School student winners. The essays are framed and displayed on the Third Floor at the Warner Library.

 

— Winning Essays —

 

2015

 

Margaret Hardenbroeck by Nadia Fassa

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Robert Goldblatt by Katie Miles

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2014

 

Jay Gould by Liam O'Sullivan

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Dr. John Robertson by Elizabeth Silver

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​2013

 

Elsie Janis by Sara Friedman
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Amanda Foster by Katherine Kachnowski
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​2012

Rockwell Kent by Lily Sands
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John Paulding by Claire Royston
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​2011

Worcester Reed & Cornelia Blakemore Warner by Madeline McGovern
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Nathan Cobb by Laura Epstein
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​2010

Cornelia Beekman by Emily Eagan
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Minna Irving by Amelia Rose Bonvento
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​2008/2009

William L. Wallace by Olesya Bylim
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General Howard Carroll, Jr. by Gabrielle Cellante
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​2007/2008

Frank Romer Pierson by Elyssa Swanson
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Cassity Eliza Mason by Sarah Feigelson
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​2006/2007

Jacob Ackerman by Alee Praino
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Isadora Duncan by Nora Burke
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​2005/2006

Rear Admiral John L. Worden by Christopher Verdi
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John D. Rockefeller, Jr. by Anthony Hinds
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​2004/2005

John Charles Fremont by Chris Miller
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Helen Gould Shepard by Katelyn Moore
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