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March 14, 2013

Students advance to state contest


Special recognition awards were given on women’s history to Amber Spear of Cherry Valley-Springfield for her exhibit on “Amelia Earhart” and to Keanna Schrag, MeKayla Brown, Abigail Oglesby and Tia Peck of Unadilla Valley for their group exhibit on “Title IX: The Game Changer.” An additional recognition was given on local history to Sara Nogaret of Unadilla Valley for her exhibit “New York and the Underground Railroad” for including Preferred Manor in New Berlin, which was once a stop on the Underground Railroad. 

This year’s competition was sponsored by the Catskill Regional Teacher Center. Awards, materials and additional support were made possible through contributions from Catherine Barr, writer and editor; the Unadilla Valley Central School District; Vicky Gregory, president of the Chenango County School Boards Association and Afton teacher; the SUNY Oneonta Secondary Education Department student teachers and a volunteers from the nationally designated historical village of Gilbertsville.

If interested in serving as a judge, volunteer or research mentor for the 2014 Catskill Region History Day on March 8, or contributing awards and sponsorship, contact Mary Ann Luciano, director of the Catskill Regional Teacher Center, at 436-3920 or email the center at

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