Top Prize for History Archive Project

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P.J. Gelinas Junior High School ninth-grader Sahil Sangwan was named the winner of the 2015 New York State Archives Student Research Award Competition, sponsored by the New York State Education Department, in the grade 6-8 category.

For Sahil’s entry, “Impact of Melville Family’s Contribution to the Three Village Area,” he worked closely with Gelinas library media specialist Nicole Connelly to create a detailed presentation, including an annotated bibliography and documented use of historical records.

The annual contest encourages students to explore the wealth of historical records held in New York State repositories. It is also designed to increase cooperation between schools and organizations that administer historical records useful for education.