Building a throne made of rocks along the beach of Plum Point is a memory I share with my sisters. We began near the shoreline, using a huge rock already embedded in the sand as our starting point. We layered medium-sized rocks on top of each other. Then we used smaller rocks….
Posts About: Student work
Emma Byrne is one of three top-scoring middle school students in this year’s Writing about Place. She is a fifth grader at Cornwall Central Middle School; her teacher is Patricia Young. You can read the other two middle school pieces here and here, winning elementary school poems here, and one high school essay here. Check back …
A 9th grader invites you to visit a place of excitement, wonder, and breathtaking sights. Where the cool wind flows like water through the trees and the smell of the earth swallows you as you take more and more steps further into this beautiful place. What is this place?
India’s essay about Knox’s Headquarters State Historic Site is one of three top-scoring middle school essays in this year’s Writing about Place. India is a student of Patricia Young at Cornwall Central Middle School.
Meet the top scoring elementary students in this year’s Writing about Place. They attend Riccardi Elementary, Saugerties Central School District, and are students of Frances Murphy.
Hudson Data Jam challenges students to tell stories using data from the Hudson River watershed, e.g., historical climate and pollution trends, paleoclimate data from Lake Minnewaska, or bird migration dates. …. Students select a data set and then figure out a way to share their knowledge with others in a fun and creative way.
Students who entered THV’s writing contest delighted us with descriptions of – and feelings about – significant places in our area. In the coming months we’ll be sharing their poems and essays. For now, we’re pleased to introduce the winners.
Bear Mountain State Park is an enjoyable place to visit and explore. The Park offers many activities including hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, and ice skating. And, kids will definitely love to explore the Trailside Museums and Zoo.
Courageous Writers: Hyde Park is an anthology of site-based, history-inspired work by young writers. The letter and poem reprinted here were prompted by students’ contemplation of the lives of servants who cared for the Vanderbilt and Roosevelt estates — and their residents.
Friday, Nov. 4, Spark Media Project’s Reel Expressions International Youth Film Festival at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House, Poughkeepsie.