Civil War Essay Contest Winners 2012

High School Division

First Prize

Abraham Suriel, Yonkers International Baccalaureate Middle/High School, Yonkers, NY
“Private Citizens: Government Behind Closed Doors”

Second Prize

Elizabeth Robertson, Los Altos High School, Los Altos, CA
“The Union’s ‘Other Army’”

Third Prize

Cresonia Hsieh, Spanish River High School, Boca Raton, FL
“The African American’s War”

Honorable Mention

in alphabetical order
Monica Cosia, Montville Township High School, Montville, NJ
Philip Esterman, Spanish River High School, Boca Raton, FL
Aglaia Ho, Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY
Lauren Robertson, Roanoke Rapids High School, Roanoke Rapids, NC
Jaccob Singer, Collegiate School, New York, NY
Maria Tsamutalis, West Morris Central High School, Chester, NJ

Middle School Division

First Prize

Libby Dondero, Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill, Durham, NC
“The Unknown Battle of the Civil War”

Second Prize

Vaughn Eviston-Jahnke, US Grant School, Milwaukee, WI
“A Soldier’s View”

Third Prize

David Carr, Summit Academy, Draper, UT
“Civil War Deserters: Cowards or Heroes?”

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